Apples & Pears
Reduce decay, control ethylene 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 pome fruit, packers and processors are able to extend product life, decrease decay and enhance food safety practices naturally.

Key Facts
Control ethylene levels
in storage rooms
  • Maintain fruit pressure
  • Increase storage and shelf life
  • Gain options in market timing
Reduces & controls decay
  • Kill surface and airborne microorganisms
  • Stop nesting of decay in stored bins
Certification
  • USDA and FDA approved
  • Certified organic
Additional Benefits
  • Web-based monitoring and reporting
  • Reliable, safe, and easy to maintain equipment
  • World-class service and support
Science Based Solutions

Ozone International’s science-based ozone cold storage solution provides a safe and proven alternative for pome fruit 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.

Spore Loads and Fruit Pressure
Spore Load Reduced by
97% to 99%
  Maintain Fruit Pressure by
Controlling Ethylene
 
Compare the Value
PROPERTY THIABENDAZOLE (TBZ) OZONE
Mold Control Blue & grey 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 (process is outside the fruit)
Residue on Fruit Yes No
Taste No Impact Natural flavors maintained
Dosage / Application Typically a drench application Ozone is applied continuously thus controlling mold, odor and ethylene constantly
Regulatory Compliance Discharge must be hauled away No EPA record keeping required. Requires fire code compliance
Example System

Customer Review - APPLES & PEARS
"In compliance with certified organic practices, we’re utilizing Ozone International's cold storage solution to maintain product quality, extend shelf life, and reduce microbial decay and spoilage."
- Cuyama Orchards