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Title:
DISINFECTION OF FOOD WITH OZONE GAS
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2000106856
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:

To obtain a food having improved safety and a high quality without damaging the food by bringing the food into contact with a gas mixture containing an effective amount of ozone to disinfect the food.

This method for disinfecting a food comprises bringing the food selected from the group consisting of grains, meats, chickens, fishes, shellfishes, breads, cereals, pastas, juices, fruits, vegetables and snack products into contact with a gas mixture containing ozone in an amount of 0.1 ppm to 15 wt.%, for example, for 1 sec to 10 hr. The gas mixture containing the ozone is prepared by supplying oxygen, air or a mixture of oxygen with air into an ozone generator before the food is treated. The food is preferably disinfected with an ozone-containing gas mixture under a pressure of 0.1-20 bars.


Inventors:
Juan, James T. C.
Steiner, Edward F.
Application Number:
JP1999000268364
Publication Date:
April 18, 2000
Filing Date:
September 22, 1999
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
L'AIR LIQUIDE
International Classes:
A23B4/16; A21D15/00; A23B4/14; A23B7/152; A23L1/16; A23L1/164; A23L2/42; A23L2/44; A23L3/3409; A23L3/3445; (IPC1-7): A23L3/3445; A23B4/16; A23B4/14; A23B7/152; A23L1/16; A23L2/42
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
鈴江 武彦 (外4名)