Equipment cleaning system uses ozone gas

US - A high pressure system using ozone gas would eliminate the use hot water and chemicals when cleaning equipment at food processing plants, according to the product's inventor, US-based

The hosing equipment, called the Pulsator, can be used in plants processing pork, beef, poultry, seafood and fruits and vegetables and would eliminate the need for chlorine, said in a press release yesterday.

"Chlorine has traditionally been the sanitizer of choice in the food processing industry, but experts share a growing concern about the dangerous byproducts such as trihalomethanes or dioxins produced when chlorine reacts with organic matter in the water," eFoodSafety stated. "These substances are known carcinogens and are regulated in drinking water by the US Environmental Protection Agency."

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