Food sterilization is critical for the food and beverage industry to ensure food safety and hygiene.
If you are entering the food and beverage industry with a brand-new food product or expanding your existing line of food, you must install robust UV lamps for effective food sterilization.
Here’s how installing UV lamps can offer you food sterilization benefits.
Destroy Bacteria without Chemicals and Heat
Most consumers these days are concerned about the use of chemicals in food products. They are also concerned about using heat to sterilize the food.
Consumption of chemicals can have adverse effects on the human body and health. Whereas heat can destroy the important nutrients in food products. This can make it difficult for you to market your new food products.
To avoid this from happening, you can use UV lamps for food sterilization. UV lamps don’t use heat or chemicals to kill bacteria and other harmful contaminants. Instead, it emits UV light at a particular wavelength for a few seconds to kill bacteria. This doesn’t add any harmful chemicals to the food and neither uses heat that might destroy the nutrients.
Using UV light for food sterilization can help maintain the quality of food and increase its shelf-life.
Unlike chemicals and heat which require a longer time to show their sterilization effects, UV light has quick action.
As mentioned above, UV lamps are activated for only a few seconds to emit UV light at the right wavelength to disinfect the food. A few seconds are enough for UV light to destroy the bacteria and other harmful contaminants.
UV light has been proven to be highly effective in sterilizing bacteria, viral particles, and other contaminants. It has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) and several other federal agencies.
Hence, you can effectively use UV lamps for food sterilization in your production unit.
Several other food sterilization techniques have a tedious and difficult maintenance routine. However, such is not the case with UV lamps.
UV lamps are very easy to maintain. You only need to clean the quartz sleeve of the lamp which is easy to clean. You can read our previous blog on how to clean a quartz sleeve to get an idea of how easy it is to maintain UV lamps.
Moreover, when you get UV lamps from a reputed manufacturer, you can rest assured they will offer an easy-to-follow maintenance routine.
When you use UV lamps for food sterilization, you are using an eco-friendly method. There is no need to remove any chemical residues after food sterilization when using UV lamps.
Also, since UV wavelengths exist naturally, the controlled emission of UV light is mitigated by the surrounding atmosphere easily.UV light doesn’t produce any toxic byproducts and hence there is no need for mitigation of any residues protecting the surrounding environment.
Reduce E. Coli and Listeria
Although UV light is known to sterilize several bacteria and viral particles, it can be specifically used to reduce E. coli and Listeria.
These two bacteria are commonly found in food products such as meat, poultry, and fish. And you can use UV light to effectively reduce them from these products to avoid food poisoning. This will also help you greatly reduce food waste over time.
UV lamps for food sterilization is an effective way to ensure the food products are healthy to consume and will provide the required nutrients.
However, you must ensure to get proprietary UV technology from reputed manufacturers such as us at Light Spectrum Enterprises, Inc. We provide OEM solutions to our clients ensuring their specific needs with UV lamps are fulfilled effectively.
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