Food Safety - 3 Simple Rules for Food Sanitizing
A food sanitizer can provide not just great filtered water and also offers the ability to sanitize foods.
Ozone is a non-chemical disinfectant that also provides pure drinking water, excellent for fighting harmful contaminants such as E. coli, salmonella and MRSA.
Like all tools, IF used properly, an ozone generator can be an effective food sanitizer.
Understanding how to use your food sanitizer demands an understanding of three simple food safety rules.
Other Non-Chemical Uses of Ozonated Water
CPAC - wonderful for rinsing the lines - keeps the bacteria away.
"Continuous positive airway pressure therapy (CPAP) uses a machine to help a person who has obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) breathe more easily during sleep. A CPAP machine increases air pressure in your throat so that your airway does not collapse when you breathe in. When you use CPAP, your bed partner may sleep better, too." courtesy of webmd.com
Combats without chemicals difficult kitchen odors such as onions, garlic and seafood. Also great for spraying your oven after smoking meats.
Plants Fighting Fungus
Ozonated water kills bacteria - wonderful non-chemical method to combat fungus on sensitive plants.
Pets - Dermatitis & More!
Animals pure water especially ozonated because it is Mother Nature's very own drinking water and non-chemical disinfectant. From your dog to your cat to your feathered friends, they love drinking this water. For horses, if dermatitis is problematic, simply spray or wipe down the affected area. Ozonated water will not cure anything and does not claim to cure. Similar to the popular chemical called Bactine® ozone water will help deter active bacteria but without any chemicals.
Food Sanitizer for Home Use and Retail Food
Food Safety Rule #1 - Clean is Not Sanitized
Clean is only the first step to sanitizing.
Food Safety Rule #2 Germs Love Warm Water & Warm Air
Germs love warm water. To fight germs and contaminates - ozonated water needs to be cool, water needs to be boiling.
Cool water is sanitizing for your water filtration system. Warm water can breed germs. Likewise, warm water is not efficient for a food sanitizer. Only cool ozonated water kills germs via cell lysing. Regular water on the other hand, needs to be boiling to kill germs.
Food Safety Rule#3 Rinsing is Sanitizing & Soaking is for Cleaning
Rinsing is sanitizing.
Soaking is cleaning.
Soaking is not sanitizing. Remember rule number one – clean is the first step – then we need to rinse with ozonated water.
Like all great tools, it is a tool which IF fully understood and utilized properly will work hard for you and family. Sanitizing leafy greens, sanitizing meats and other fruits and vegetables will extend the shelf life and save you money, sanitizing food may also save you and your customers from harmful bacteria.
Food Sanitizer - Great Kitchen Tool - Added Food Safety
Other popular home uses of your food sanitizer include sanitizing food baths, CPAC machines and other household surfaces. Remember a food sanitizer is a great deodorizer too – add ozonated water to a spray bottle and spray down your oven after cooking fish or smoking meats. Want to quickly rid your hands of onion smell – simply rinse with ozonated water.
Water Filtration System & Food Sanitizer Too!
Food sanitizers/point-of-use water filtration system are now available around the world.
Ozone Generator on Amazon
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The use of a food sanitizer does not replace the need for pre-existing safe and hygienic food handling and storage practices; rather, the use of this device is intended to augment such pre-existing practices. A food sanitizer will not render contaminated food safe to eat or unsanitary surfaces to use.
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