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Food Processing

Are you looking for a way to reduce mould counts in your food processing facility and avoid a recall? Do you want to increase your produce shelf life and reduce spoilage?

Keeping coliform bacteria counts below required thresholds can be a challenge for food processors.

Thanks to Steril-Aire™ Ultraviolet C (UVC) energy, you can eradicate airborne & surface contamination.

melon1UVC on HVAC and AMU (air make-up units): Treated incoming and recycled air prevents or reduces potential contamination from airborne pathogens.

  • UVC on Food Surfaces: Prior to packaging, UVC treatment adds a final intervention step for food safety.

The UVC wavelength targets the DNA of moulds, bacteria & viruses, kills cells or makes replication impossible. Because these microorganisms are so small, UVC energy readily penetrates their DNA.

UVC Benefits for the food processing industry:

  • Enhance food safety through mould, bacteria and virus control.
  • Reduce or prevent the spread of E. coli, Listeria, Salmonella and other microorganisms during the processing and cutting operations.
  • Increase shelf life and reduce spoilage which leads to greater profitability and operational efficiency.
  • Ability to reduce or eliminate the use of chemicals and/or preservatives.
  • Increase revenue through geographical market area expansion because of increased produce shelf life.
  • Reduce product recall, brand damage and liability.

Our advanced Steril-Aire™ UVC solution can produce optimum energy output in cold and moving air environments. Our Steril-Aire’s multi patented UVC Emitter™ delivers about 5 times the output of other UVC devices under HVAC conditions. Therefore, it is ideally suited for food processing lines, cold storage areas, and HVAC systems.

 

Food Processing Case Studies:

  • Discover how a potato packing company was able to significantly reduce mould with UVC and reduce spoilage
  • Read how Martin Farms was able to reduce mould and increase the shelf life of butternut squash from 1 week to 2 weeks. 

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  • UVC Emitters Help Eliminate Mould and Extend Shelf-Life at Martin Farms.
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