Citrus
Eliminate blue and green mold, control ethylene effects and extend storage life

Food safety concerns, reducing decay and extending storage life without the dependency of chemicals have increased the demand for safe, proven alternatives such as ozone. With Ozone International’s cold storage solution for citrus, packers and processors are able to extend product life, decrease decay and enhance food safety practices naturally.

Key Facts
Reduce decay
  • Kill surface and airborne microorganisms
  • Control the spread of blue and green mold
Control ethylene effects
  • Increase storage and shelf life
Certifications
  • USDA and FDA approved
  • Certified organic
Additional Benefits
  • Control cross-contamination and odor
Science Based Solutions

Ozone International’s science-based ozone cold storage solution provides a safe and proven alternative for citrus packers and processors. Ozone International’s cold storage solution effectively distributes gaseous ozone in the air to kill airborne and surface microorganisms. The solution naturally shuts down the sporulation process and controls ripening by consuming ethylene in storage facilities.

Optimum Safety and Efficacy

Ozone International’s unique closed-loop concentration control and remote monitoring capabilities provide optimum safety and efficacy. Its measurement sensors and on-board computer maintains ozone concentrations to within +/- 10 ppb of a desired set point. The solution includes fail-safe ambient air sensors, which constantly ensure work areas maintain ozone concentrations well within OSHA standards. Its remote monitoring service constantly tracks system performance and provides detailed reports and automated alerts.

Ozone Gas: Fast Acting, Broad-spectrum Control

Compare the Value
PROPERTY IMAZALIL (IMZ) OR
Thiabendazole (TBZ)
OZONE
Mold Control Blue & green mold; resistant mold strains could build-up. All types of mold; mold is oxidized and cannot become resistant to ozone
Ethylene Control No Converts ethylene to water and carbon dioxide
Residue on Fruit Yes No
Dosage / Application  Typically a drench application Ozone is applied continuously thus controlling mold and ethylene constantly
Regulatory Compliance Discharge must be hauled away No EPA record keeping required. Requires fire code compliance
Example System

Customer Review - CITRUS
"Our customers want to feel comfortable that every effort is made to reduce foodborne pathogens and the use of chemicals. Ozone International's cold storage solution provides this capability and level of assurance, and as a result, we’ve experienced less spoilage and longer shelf life for our Lane Late oranges."
- LoBue Bros.