Dow Microbial Control has formed a commercial agreement for its ozone tech for food processing and packaging environments.
The deal with Xgenex is for the US sales of Dow Advanced Oxidation System (AOS) Certified Whole Room Sanitization (WRS).
AOS Certified WRS is capable of reducing and controlling pathogens on surfaces and in the air. The system creates ozone vapor on demand using ambient air and water.
Tony Reed, business development manager for food safety at Dow Microbial Control, said the agreement expands the commercial footprint of the system.
“Based on our excellent results in controlling harmful pathogens and the positive market feedback we’ve received in the months since our launch, we are making Dow AOS Certified more widely available for trials and demonstrations at food packaging and processing facilities around the country,” he said.
AOS Certified WRS is an automated system that fills the atmosphere with non-condensing ozone humidity, infiltrating even difficult-to-reach areas.
Jim Byron, CEO of Xgenex, said it is important for the industry to see and evaluate the technology.
“In an age of heightened transparency and sustainability in food production, consumers want to understand what food safety measures are being implemented and how these measures work to keep food safe.”