Ready To Eat (RTE)

rte-3.pngOne of the key benefits of ozone is that ozone can be used in both gas and liquid forms. In Ready To Eat (RTE) food processing ozone is very useful in both food production and product packaging. Ozone is approved by both the USDA and FDA as a food born pathogen preventative step. Treating either food additives or completed products with either gas ozone or aqueous ozone has been proven to reduce harmful food born pathogens. Ozone can also be used during the prepackaging process to reduce any harmful pathogens that may be introduced through package manufacturing, shipping or human handling. Ozone is currently used heavily in the bottled water industry to both treat water and water bottles before being filled with water. In recent testing with both gas and aqueous ozone on sauce packages the ozone application reduced both Listeria and Salmonella by a 6 log reduction. 


rte-2.pngReady To Eat food products make up the majority of the U.S. Food Chain, ozone is one of the safest, GREENEST and cost effective solutions to treat:


  • Unfinished Product
  • Finish Product
  • Packing Materials
  • Production Equipment


Ozone Benefits for Ready To Eat (RTE) Food Production


  • No environmental or health-endangering by-products due to a reduction of chemical usage
  • Completely GREEN product
  • Produced merely from energy and oxygen/air and reverts back to oxygen after the reaction
  • Reduction in energy consumption
  • Removal of odors and colors
  • Disinfection, i.e., killing of microorganisms (listeria, salmonella and E.coli)
  • Hard surface sanitation, one system for product, product packaging and plant sanitation 
  • Most powerful oxidizer 
  • Degradation of pesticides
  • Removal of organic and inorganic matter


Scientific Publications
Ozone Gas
Recent Ozone Applications in Food Processing and Sanitation
Meat Industry Services-Ozonated Water
FSIS Approves use of Ozone on Ready-to-eat meat
Ozone Sanitation-A Sustainable and Efficacious Approach to Food Safety

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