Commercial applications of ozone in food processing
R.G. Rice, RICE International Consulting Enterprises, USA
Although ozone has been commercially available for more than a century, its uses in agri-foods and food processing proliferated after its approval by the US FDA (2001) as an antimicrobial agent for direct contact with foods of all types. Described herein are specific commercial applications of ozone in food processing plants, particularly in conjunction with other food processing techniques (ultrasound, electrolyzed water, UV radiation, modified atmosphere packaging, etc.). The recent European Community Ozone-Clean-in-Place (CIP) project will provide much technical information on the use of ozone for cleaning-in-place ...