Ozone improves the safety of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

by Hans Holtz

Around the world food regulators are concerned with the use of chlorine as a sanitiser.

Although chlorine is commonly used in the fresh food and vegetable industry to control pathogens, it has side effects: It produces toxic residues (chloro-organic compounds) many of which are carcinogenic .

Ozones sanitation efficacy surpasses many traditional chemical alternatives. It is known to be the most effective anti-microbial disinfectant on earth. This natural gas is 3000 times more powerful disinfectant than traditional sanitisers like chlorine with no harmful by-products.

Get the ozone advantage:

  • Micro organisms do not build up a tolerance to ozone.
  • Reduced bacteria during processing increases shelf life
  • Eliminates many pesticides
  • FDA, USDA-Organic approved as safe and effective
  • No chemical storage required
  • Potential water savings as water may be recycled
  • Environmentally friendly sanitiser
  • Ozone and Food Safety

Consumers are nowadays looking for healthier foods with less residual sanitisers and pesticides. Washing produce in ozonised water kills bacteria, removes pesticides, leaves no residual chemicals, improves shelf life and can reduce water consumption. Less costs, less product returns means improved bottom line!

Novozone offers cost effective ‘plug and play’ ozone sanitiser systems for the food processing industries.

Contact us now for more information on how we can integrate ozone into your process.

Examples of recent installations:

Golden State Food

Golden State Foods (GSF) is one of the largest diversified suppliers to the food service industry, servicing approximately 125,000 restaurants in more than 60 countries from its 50 locations on five continents.

Our ozone systems sanitise the Mung, Alfalfa and Snowpea processing lines.


Seeka is a fully-integrated orchard-to-market service delivering premium produce to the world’s leading retailers and wholesalers. They aim to be New Zealand premier produce company.

The Novozone ozone systems provide ozonated water for the wash down water and the wash bath where kiwi fruit undergoes post harvest sanitation before further processing.

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