Kevin Carroll, VP Sales–WDE Business Unit
Poultry and meat producers and processors are today constantly facing food safety and sanitation challenges to ensure the quality of their products and the safety of their customers. Generally, the companies use harsh chemical sanitizer as a disinfectant that needs personnel to handle, mix, and dispose of them for sanitation. In addition, they are also struggling to adopt practices that benefit the environment as the chemicals are a major roadblock toward environmentally friendly production. Enter Strahman Valves. By providing ozone technology as an alternative, the company is mitigating these challenges. With a 98-year legacy of providing quality washdown products to the Poultry and Meat Production and Processing industry, Strahman’s move into ozone technology is a natural progression. This also compliments its current washdown solutions, which range from a full line of mixing units, hose stations, hoses, nozzles, and wash down accessories. The industry is continually evaluating its processes to find novel and effective ways to increase throughput, quality, and food safety. That’s where Strahman’s suite of ozone solutions is a clear and effective way to address the needs of the industry. “Strahman Valves is excited to add ozone technology to its product portfolio through strategic partnerships with Advanced Ozone Integration and Rinse Well,” says Kevin Carroll, VP Sales–WDE Business Unit, Strahman Valves.
Ozone technology will expand Strahman’s offerings of environmentally friendly and chemical-free sanitation solutions to its customers with the highest level of antimicrobial treatment currently available in the marketplace. The company offers a broad and diverse range of ozone solutions for the clients’ facilities such as wall-mount clean in place, mobile cart, panel mount clean in place, faucet adapted, nozzles and hoses, and drain cleaners, hose reels, and its new barrel rinser which rounds out the impressive list of products that the company offers. Typical benefits Include:
• Pathogens have no immunity build-up
• FDA and USDA approved for direct food contact
• No chemical by-products after usage
• Imparts no residual taste to food
• Naturally decomposes to oxygen
• Keeps wash water cleaner longer
• Mitigates need for storage, handling, and disposal of chemical agents
Strahman Valve’s partnership with Advanced Ozone Integration and Rinse Well brings over 100 years of proven ozone science, ozone application engineering, and food manufacturing experience to the meat and poultry industry. Strahman Valves specialize solely in science-based ozone application integration.
The product is a complete ozone technology solution achieved by taking on a true integrator role, teaming with the client through the entire process of technology demonstration, efficacy validation, pilot system design, and finally, full system integration. The company stays engaged with leaders in the industry to understand the pain points the client is facing. In an instance, a large western U.S. poultry processor has adopted ozone technology for complete chlorine replacement to meet their environmental initiatives while achieving improved equipment sanitation results compared to conventional chlorine sanitation. Ozone use with a large pork processor allowed for effective antimicrobial treatment in the process and eliminated cross-contamination from equipment to product.
The example clearly shows that Strahman Valves is at the forefront of leveraging the effective way that ozone presents to keep fresh products and process equipment sanitized, saving water, energy as well as chemical handling and consumables costs. The company is all set to provide a better alternative to the poultry and meat processing industry at present and in the future.