USDA and FDA Ozone Regulations

Posted by Ozone Solutions on 20th Oct 2021

April 13, 1998 FDA Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, states that "Ozone treatment of wash and flume waters holds promise as a treatment to control microbial build-up, especially in recycled water." However, with regard to chlorine: "Fruit and vegetable tissue components and other organic matter neutralize chlorine rendering it inactive against microorganisms." Full details are available here: Guidance for Industry

National Organic Program and Ozone

For specific information on the acceptable uses for ozone in organic food processing applications refer to our National Organic Program page.