Food Safety through UVC Germicidal Treatment

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Ultraviolet light is a safe and effective FDA approved method of eradicating harmful contaminants in food and water. The next time you grab some fruit or vegetables from the grocer’s display as they’re laid out under ultraviolet light getting a nice misting of water, you may not realize that the food you are purchasing for your home is currently being sterilized for microbial organisms and bacteria. Ultraviolet light exposure at the proper wavelength in the UV spectrum provides effective irradiation of harmful bacteria and viruses.

This treatment of food, water and air sterilization is commonly used as an effective method to provide safe and clean products for human consumption. When exposed to UVC light in the range of 200 to 280 nm (nanometers), this germicidal range is effective at inactivating viruses and bacteria, while 254 nm is most effective at eradicating microbial organisms in food and water.

UVC germicidal lamps provide safe and effective methods for food suppliers to provide healthy food products. Not only is the food treated with UVC lights, but also the water used for treating the vegetables and food products, ensuring a clean environment all around. This method of sterilization is approved by the FDA, and is effective with all food products, including meats and sea foods, and working surfaces.

Many industries are using UVC germicidal treatment as an effective and cost-saving method of ensuring safety in their products, and a way of providing more effective germ killing results with no residual chemical use.

LightSources has extensive experience providing UVC lamps in all shapes and sizes for various germicidal applications. Short wave UVC radiation is provided in our low and medium pressure lamps, with proven effectiveness using patented technology. Contact the experts at LightSources to speak with our experienced engineers on how we can assist you with the most appropriate system for your requirements.

LightSources and our affiliated companies represent the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today. Our products are used world-wide in a multitude of applications and industries such as our UV germicidal lamps that offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions. Please contact us to learn more about our large selection of specialty custom and standard lamps.

 

 

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