Ozone Benefits for Seafood Processors

Fish Food Odour Removal

What are the benefits of ozone technology?

The most important aspect is that it allows for continuous cleaning of a processing plant. It is extremely effective at sanitising and killing bacteria, viruses, mould, and other pathogens. Even at extremely low concentrations, it outperforms chlorine and other chemical cleaning agents. It reverts to oxygen after oxidising bacteria, so you don’t have to shut down the plant to clean it. It can be used directly on floors, conveyor belts, counters, and all equipment. It cleans drains, the floor, and other surfaces. It reduces the amount of time required to clean a plant.

It is also much safer than traditional chemicals; there is no risk of chemical burns. Workers can apply it to their boots, gloves, and other items. It also saves energy because it is not used with hot water.

ozone benefits for seafood

Why is it so preferred among seafood processors?

The return on investment is so high because spoilage is so big in seafood, and it kills fish contaminants all the way down the line.

It can be applied directly to fish by seafood processors. There is a thin layer of biofilm that contains a lot of bacteria when the fish first come off the boat. There hasn’t been a good way to remove this, and it’s what causes fish to degrade. So the processors spray the fish when it first arrives, which removes the layer and then sanitises the remaining skin surface to remove bacteria. It contributes to increased shelf life.

Listeria, which can grow both in and out of oxygen and at cool temperatures, is one of the most serious concerns in seafood. Ozone is very effective against Listeria as well as Salmonella and E. coli, making it an excellent food safety agent.

The seafood industry embraced technology quickly. It’s currently being used on shrimp, lobster, catfish, halibut, salmon, and other species, and it’s extremely effective. It is not used in oysters because it is difficult to get the ozone into the oyster. We also use it effectively in agriculture, such as RAS farms and ponds.

Is ozone safe and environmentally friendly?

Ozone systems installed with the right precautions and protective equipment such as Excess Ozone destructors, and safety sensors, are extremely safe. Since it turns into oxygen after it is finished, it does not leave harmful waste, it is not carcinogenic like chlorine.

Cited from seafoodsource

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