OZONE INDUSTRIES featured a working ozonated water washing system for fruit and vegetables at the National Low Chill Stonefruit Industry Conference and Trade Expo, which was recently held in Ballina.
Ozone Industries is responding to the needs of fruit and vegetable producers to control pathogens on post harvest produce without using chemicals.
One of the major features of the ozonated water washing system is the product’s ability to recycle the water, providing a real saving in water consumption.
Ozonated water leaves no residue on the fruit or vegetables that can harm people or taint the produce, says Ozone Industries.
At the conference Ozone Industries explained the principles on how ozone works to kill pathogens in the air with their series 3000 ozone generators. They also demonstrated the washing system.
The National Low Chill Stonefruit Industry Conference was an ideal time to ask questions and discuss problems associated with post harvest handling of fruit and vegetables, says Ozone Industries.
The use of ozone in cool rooms and in washing systems can result in extending the shelf life of fresh produce as well as maintaining quality.
Ozone Industries says it was great to let fruit and vegetable producers at the conference see what can be achieved in real time with the ozonated water washing system.