BREAKTHROUGH INNOVATION - SHELF LIFE EXTENSION

Our key objective at Fresh Appeal is to develop, bring to market and license safe, proven technology-solutions, enabling our clients and partners to produce high quality fresh-cut produce.

Our Fresh Appeal Fresh Produce System™ is a unique, patented, disinfection solution that can be applied to a wide range of produce. In the case of treating fresh-cut sliced apples the key benefit achieved is protection against bacterial infections, including, but not limited to, pathogens such as E.coli, Listeria, and Salmonella. In addition, our system significantly extends the shelf-life and the quality of the sliced apple by preserving the aroma, juiciness, physical freshness and appearance of the fresh cut apple. CLICK HERE to view a comparison graph of our technology and the conventional industry standard.

Our Fresh Appeal Fresh Produce System™ is fully tested, automated and compliant with the highest USDA and FDA Food Safety Standards. Systems are tailored to our customers' unique requirements, and can be integrated into an existing processing line, or supplied as a complete stand-alone process line.

Our technology involves:

ULTRA VIOLET LIGHT AND HEAT DISINFECTION SYSTEM

UV light has been used to protect our hospitals, drinking water and swimming pools for decades, however our disinfection wash and heat treatment processes represent a step-change on what is currently available in the fresh cut fruit and vegetable processing industries. 100% surface exposure and controlled heat treatment of the produce eliminates pathogens such as E.coli, Listeria and Salmonella and allows other microbial / bacteria count and contaminants to be significantly reduced and controlled.

Disinfection by ultraviolet radiation is well documented and unlike with traditional chemical disinfection practices, the targeted organism is unable to develop immune mechanisms. In simple terms the UV 254 kill involves the absorption of photons of UV energy by the food borne bacteria, pathogen and virus DNA; this fuses the DNA and prevents replication.

In practice, the efficiency of a UV Disinfection System is measured by its actual ability to inactivate the pathogens (viruses, bacteria, fungus spores, yeasts etc.) on exposed surfaces and liquids.

Critical factors affecting the disinfection process are;

  • The applied UV 254 dose
  • UV 254 Transmissivity
  • Colour
  • Turbidity
  • Exposure Time
  • Flow
  • Strictly controlled Heat Application

PROCESSING AID APPLICATION

In the instance of producing sliced apples the temperature controlled fluid contains a mixture of naturally produced minerals and vitamins which act as anti-oxidant or anti-browning agents. A dosing system to maintain the correct ingredient-ratio is part of our solution. Similarly, a robust filtration system and a fluid recycling system to optimize all fluids and mineral and vitamin usage.

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TECHNICAL: kell@freshappeal.com