Patent Number: 6,200,618

Title: Cold water disinfection of foods

Abstract: The invention includes a method of reducing the microbial population on food in a container. The method generally involves the application of both a surfactant and ozone containing wash liquor to the food. The method includes introducing a wash liquor into the container, thus contacting the food with the wash liquor and wetting the food. A surfactant is then added to the wash liquor. This surfactant containing wash liquor is then allowed to contact the food for a period of time. Next, a combination of ozone gas, oxygen and/or air is mixed into the wash liquor to form an ozonated wash liquor. This ozonated wash liquor then remains in contact with the food for a period of time.

Inventors: Smith; Durand M. (Salt Lake City, UT), Winger; Dale S. (West Jordan, UT), Brown; Joshua N. (West Jordan, UT)

Assignee: EcoPure Food Safety Systems, Inc.

International Classification: A23B 4/16 (20060101); A23B 5/10 (20060101); A23B 5/00 (20060101); A23B 7/144 (20060101); A23B 4/14 (20060101); A23B 5/18 (20060101); A23B 9/00 (20060101); A23B 7/14 (20060101); A23B 4/24 (20060101); A23B 9/18 (20060101); A23B 7/157 (20060101); A23B 9/30 (20060101); A23L 3/34 (20060101); A23L 3/358 (20060101); A23L 3/3409 (20060101); A23L 3/3463 (20060101); A23L 3/3454 (20060101); A23B 007/144 (); A23L 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 03/13/2018