Ozone water rinse……what everyone should be using to rinse their fresh food…especially poultry and fish
Applications for ozone water rinse
1. Hand-washing disinfection
1) Applies in sectors of high demand on hygiene conditions (such as medical units, catering services, food processing, and beverage production, etc.).
2) Crowded public places (such as train stations, bus stations, airports, hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, schools, hospitals, workplaces, etc.).
Operation: use ozone water to wash hands. Function: to kill bacteria virus, prevent disease.
2. Water purification: the machine can produce different densities of ozone water for sterilisation and disinfection, and decompose impurities in the water.
3. Fruits and vegetables detoxification
Fully decompose residual pesticide and fertilizers in fruit and vegetables, eliminate bacteria virus, maintain freshness but will not change the flavour of the food, apply to all kinds of fruits and vegetables.
4. Detoxification and preservation in meat
Soak fish, eggs, meat into the ozone water and surface bacteria and harmful microbe will be killed, residual hormone and fishy smell will be eliminated. The meat will be more delicious, and the preservation period is prolonged 2-5 times.
5. Beauty care
For face-washing, hair-washing and bathing, epidermal cells can be activated and skin bacteria will be eliminated.
6. Daily necessities disinfection
Disinfect tableware, daily necessities and clothing, especially for child toys, milk bottles and underwear disinfection.
7. Mouth cleaning
Brushing teeth with ozone water, oral diseases and bad odour and gingivitis can be prevented.
8. Home treatment
Ozone water can treat gynecological diseases that are caused by bacterial infection, and skin diseases, such as beriberi and onychomycosis.
9. Pet cleaning and disinfection
Use the ozone water to prevent pet bacteria, reduce fleas and eliminate fur odour.
Ozone water can be used to disinfect the living room, bedroom, kitchen and toilet， or use as deodorant.
1) Food detoxification and preservation, like fruits, vegetables, fish and meat.
2) Fast-speed tableware disinfection
Installed in the washroom, guests can use the ozone water to wash face, clean mouth and disinfect underwear.
3. Public lobby
For guests hand-disinfection, improve the hygiene condition of the hotel .
4. Hotel Laundry
Use ozone water to wash bed sheets, quilt cover and pillow cases, disinfection, sterilisation, deodorant and bleach will be complete in one process, lower the cost.
5. Hotel administrative offices
Use the ozone water as the administrative staffs daily hand- disinfection.
Three-quarters of fresh supermarket chickens carry deadly food poisoning bug – with Asda the worst offender.
- Around 73% fresh roasting chickens are contaminated with campylobacter
- The revelations emerged in the Food Standard Agency’s final report
- Almost 20% of chickens were contaminated at a high and risky level
- Asda came out worse, with 80% carrying the bug and 30% at a high level
PUBLISHED: 13:59 GMT, 10 September 2015 | UPDATED: 19:33 GMT, 10 September 2015
Eight in ten chickens sold by Britain’s second biggest supermarket were contaminated with a potentially deadly food poisoning bug, according to survey by watchdogs.
The revelations are a blow to Asda, where almost one in three of its fresh roasting birds were contaminated at the highest risky level.
Details emerged in the final report of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) into the threat posed to shoppers by supermarket chickens contaminated with campylobacter.
The investigation found that 73.3per cent of all the fresh roasting chickens sold by the leading supermarkets carried some level of contamination with what is Britain’s biggest cause of food poisoning.
Eight in ten chickens sold by Britain’s second biggest supermarket were contaminated with a potentially deadly food poisoning bug, according to the Food Standards Agency
Just under one in five – 19.4per cent – were contaminated at a high and particularly risk level, which the FSA puts at 1,000 coliform units (cfu) per gram.
Asda came out worst with 80.5per cent carrying the campylobacter bug and 29.9per cent contaminated at the highest level.
The outside of chicken packs at Asda were also more likely to carry the bug with the result that just picking them up to check the price carried a risk of falling ill.
Around one in 300 of Asda packs were highly contaminated on the outside which is significant given that the chain sells tens of millions of roasting chickens every year.
The FSA decided to carry out the survey in an effort to shame stores and processors into tackling a problem which is responsible for a huge toll of sickness and misery.
As many as 280,000 people fall ill with campylobacter poisoning every year. Hundreds require hospital treatment and an estimated 100 people die.
Apart from the human suffering, the cost to the country is put at £900million in terms of the NHS treatment and lost productivity due to people being off work sick.
The supermarket trade body, the British Retail Consortium, together with some retailers lobbied hard to stop the names of stores who are putting customers at risk from being published.
However, the FSA went ahead following pressure from consumers and public health experts. Which? executive director, Richard Lloyd, said urgent action is needed to protect consumers.
The FSA is advising consumers to protect themselves by storing raw chicken separately from other food.
Shoppers should keep it covered and chilled on the bottom shelf of the fridge, it said.
Consumers should also not wash raw chicken as this splashes the germs on to surfaces.
Everything that has touched raw chicken should be washed in soap and hot water, including hands and utensils.
Home cooks should also check chicken is cooked properly until it is steaming hot throughout with no pink meat and the juices run clear.
‘The stark fact is that three out of four supermarket chickens people buy could be infected with a potentially fatal bacteria. It goes without saying that retailers, the industry and the FSA must continue with their efforts to crack down on campylobacter,’ he said.
The FSA has set a target for no more than 10 per cent of the birds in the high street to carry the highest level of contamination by the end of this year. It seems unlikely that all the retailers will meet this.
The report offers insight into key risk factors.
For example, larger birds over 1.4kg in weight were more likely to be contaminated at the highest level.
There were also higher levels in the summer months, when any infections on farms spread more easily.
The findings suggest some slaughterhouses are not doing enough to prevent the spread of the bug. As many as three in ten birds were highly contaminates from some plants, while it was just one in ten at others.
The FSA said a higher proportion of organic chickens were highly contaminated. However, it warned this conclusion was unreliable as only 28 of these birds were tested which was too small to reach a reliable conclusion.
All the major retailers have implemented various safeguards on farms, in slaughterhouses and in stores in an effort to cut contamination levels.
Marks & Spencer has led the way on protecting shoppers by improving hygiene rules on farms and paying a cash bonus to producers to keep their flocks free of the bug.
Asda came out worst with 80.5 per cent of fresh chickens carrying the campylobacter bug and 29.9 per cent contaminated at the highest level. The outside of Asda’s chicken packs were also more likely to carry the bug.
It has also introduced a technology called Rapid Surface Chilling in partnership with its supplier the 2 Sisters Food Group, which kills the bug or at least inhibits its growth.
Importantly, it has also decided to sell its chickens in ‘roast in the bag’ packaging.
All the other mainstream retailers have introduced their own measures to reduce contamination levels and protect customers.
Asda has introduced a steam cleaning technology called Sonosteam to remove the bug for some of its chickens.
Its chief compliance officer, Rebecca Lythe, said: ‘We will not rest until we reduce the incidence of Campylobacter on our chickens. Our farm-to-shelf action plan is starting to show positive results and we are confident that we are heading in the right direction.
‘We are the only supermarket with an up-and-running inline intervention with Sonosteam and tens of thousands of our whole birds are going through this process every day.’
The company’s farms are also running a trial that involves ending the practice of thinning in their chicken sheds.
The thinning process, which involves staff taking out some birds from time to time, is thought to spread contamination.