Keeping Food Safe During the Coronavirus: Purfresh's Ozone Technology Mitigates Virus Contamination
Purfresh's ozone systems that are used on imported ocean container cargos mitigate the spread of viruses and protect food. Ozone has been scientifically proven to kill pathogens, including E.coli, salmonella, and listeria. Certified for use with organic produce and approved by the USDA and the FDA, ozone acts as a powerful, residue-free disinfectant that immediately reverts to oxygen, leaving the product's natural taste, texture, and smell intact.
"The Purfresh ozone system is the only solution proven effective to minimize decay, control ripening, and enhance food safety without the use of chemicals," said Christian DeBlasio, President and CEO. "Purfresh offers high-power, high-volume ozone generators, with fully automated, remote ozone control and level sensing, making it a top choice to help reduce the risks associated with viruses like the 2019-nCoV coronavirus, along with bacteria, yeasts, and molds."
Dangerous food-borne contaminations are an ongoing challenge in the global food supply chain. Around the world, countries have different regulations on how food is processed; when multiple countries are involved, it becomes difficult to guarantee safety when transporting food. Scientifically engineered, the Purfresh system enhances the atmosphere inside the transit container with an active form of oxygen—commonly referred to as ozone—to control molds, yeasts, ethylene, Salmonella, E. coli, listeria and other contaminants in the air and on surfaces.
As the world grapples with stopping the spread of COVID-19, studies, including from Thailand Medical News, are demonstrating ozone's ability to destroy the current coronavirus. Ozone reduces the threat of food-borne illness as it sterilizes the container and cargo, prevents cross contamination and can decrease the risk of many types of surface-borne food pathogens by as much as 99% in as few as 5-7 days.
"Stopping the spread of COVID-19 is the top priority for businesses and governments around the world," said DeBlasio. "Purfresh wants to do its part to ensure the food we eat is healthy, safe and tastes great. That is why we are investing more than $1M (USD), in 2020 on new equipment."
For more information on how Purfresh's ozone system and current research on the technology, go to: Purfresh Ozone Coronavirus
Purfresh is a San Francisco based, global provider of specialized ozone and controlled atmosphere systems, live data tracking and monitoring for cargo transported in refrigerated ocean containers. Purfresh combines controlled atmosphere and active atmosphere with ozone technology to improve food safety, reduce decay, delay ripening, extend shelf life, and reduce food-borne pathogens.
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