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.
|Control ethylene levels
in storage rooms
|Reduces & controls decay||
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.
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 Load Reduced by
97% to 99%
|Maintain Fruit Pressure by
|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|