IOA tried something new this year to promote questions and small group discussions: a round-table discussion. I learned that European biocide regulations have thrown some serious obstacles in the way of ozone producers generating over 1 ton of ozone per year. Not only do the regulations demand a mountain of paperwork, they insist on proving ozone effectiveness with lab procedures designed for chemical testing that simply do not work with ozone.
Ozone has tremendous potential for food safety. Some bumpy history using ozone seems to have raised distrust and frustration in the food industry. Well planned systems that target specific needs and follow food safety regulations are needed to bring the power of ozone back into the fight for safe food. Oxidation Technologies will custom build safe and effective ozone systems to fit a wide variety of food safety needs.