The Benefits

Steadily increasing focus on safe food creates an extensive market for Hydro Thermal Bacteriolysis (HTB) as an environmentally friendly technology, which in itself is an important issue related to food. The food scandals we have witnessed in recent years have made food producers worldwide search for new cost-efficient solutions to reduce the risk of food products being contaminated.

Pathogenic bacteria are a substantial threat to food safety and, if they lead to product recalls, they cause severe economic consequences. These economic consequences are related to expensive product recalls, interruption of the production and disinfection. Such incidents could also harm reputation.

Salmonella and Campylobacter bacteria are the most common frequently reported cause of food-borne illnesses in the EU, with a total number of cases up to 9 million each year. This entails a health system cost and productivity loss estimated in EUR 2.4 billion per year. The number of reported confirmed cases of human Campylobacteriosis in 2017 was 246,158 with an EU notification rate of 64.8 per 100,000 population.

Since chicken meat accounts for 20-30% of total human cases, we have focused on this kind of meat and, in order to decrease the risk of food outbreaks, Deconizer is conceived to extremely minimize pathogenic and spoilage bacteria from all poultry meat, while extending the shelf-life of the processed food, and thus reducing food waste The direct consequence is a reduction of the cold chain’s timings and resources (energy, procedures, qualified personnel, etc.), thus is a time-cost effective alternative that allows manufacturers to maintain their usual production yields.

Through better food safety and cost reductions related to reduced needs for control and fewer installations to prevent bacterial contamination from slaughtering to food processing, we shall increase the customers’ competitive power. Reduced food waste due to extended shelf provides additional values and contributes to more sustainable business and food supply.

The economic value of this will contribute to our customers’ long term profitability and therefore improve sustainability, strengthen security of employment and provide opportunities for further growth.