Food, Beverage & Agriculture

 

Water disinfection experts for the food and beverage and agriculture industry.

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Prodose are not a group of equipment sales people. We are a team of chemical experts, well established within the food and beverage industry as a core supplier of disinfection products and technologies.

Our experts are much more than installation technicians. As qualified chemical engineers, we understand the issues involved in microbiological food safety.

Typical applications for water disinfection within this sector include CIP (Cleaning In Place) of process equipment, the treatment of water used in bottling plants, the chlorination of feedwater to broiler chicken houses and many more.

Depending on the precise application, some disinfection techniques work better or less well than others. Our knowledge means we can come up with improvements based on exactly how you are using water and what you need to achieve.

In such a competitive marketplace, no-one can afford to allow costly errors to occur.
Controlling common issues such as Salmonella, E.coli, Listeria, Campylobacter and Pseudomonas are all easily achieved when using the right chemical dosage and process.

Whichever chemical solution you are currently using, be it either a chlorine-based systems such as sodium hypochlorite, peracetic acid or manually dosing, we can often work to improve productivity which ultimately drives down costs.

Industry 4.0 and the food, beverage and agriculture industry.

There is now a demand for systems capable of disinfecting water with minimal human input. An example of this would be a system that can:

  • Monitor chemical levels before, during and after a process;
  • Control product treatment within pre-set specifications;
  • Identify items of produce that have been disinfected within a set chlorine level;
  • Reject items that do not meet this criterion.

Systems with this level of automation help to ensure high standards and repeatable levels of disinfection.

Traceability, efficient deliveries and auditing will help your business to improve performance and cost, protect valuable resources and ensure customer satisfaction.

Prodose can help you refine and improve your food produce washing process in a way that fits in with your existing CIP system and HACCP food plan.

One aspect in which we are specialising is helping food producers to move away from having to purchase and store chemical disinfectants and instead produce sodium hypochlorite on their premises, with salt being the only ingredient required.

Our advice is completely impartial because we don’t have contracts or partnerships with any specific equipment vendors. If you would like to assess your chemical dosing system and see what improvements might be possible, we are the experts you need to talk to.

Latest Projects

Major UK Stadium Case Study
Major UK Stadium Case Study

Case Study: Stadium water supplyThe dosing of water supplies with chlorine dioxide is a very common and effective method of preventing Legionella within buildings and facilities. Prodose has recently specified and installed a chlorine dioxide generation system in a...

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Bagged Salad Producer
Bagged Salad Producer

A supplier of bagged salads approached us in 2015 to see if we could help them streamline their disinfection process and save costs. The company produces various products for a number of clients. This includes privately labelled items for some well-known supermarkets....

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Electrochlorination

Electrochlorination is the process of using salt, water and electricity to produce a low pH Sodium Hypochlorite solution directly on site. It is highly efficient because the system can respond to the levels of free chlorine in the water and apply dosing only when required.

Our range of AMPRO electrochlorinators are ideal for many of these applications and come with a full after sales support package. These machines are ideal for small footprint systems and have features such as integral hydrogen degassing, making them safer for installation by third parties.

Our advice is impartial, and we won’t advise a course of action or recommend a piece of equipment unless we know it offers a genuine benefit to your process.

Chlorine Dioxide Generators

Chlorine dioxide is, quite simply, a more powerful oxidising agent than chlorine in every way. It works better as a disinfectant and has the advantage of also breaking down odours.

If you think a Chlorine Dioxide generator might be the best way to go, it is worth getting the benefit of our advice first. We are not on commission and have no interest in selling devices unless they are the most appropriate and effective option for your particular process.

Instrumentation & Control

Instrumentation and controllers are fundamental to our ability to control water treatment processes. It is through the use of reliable and accurate instrumentation that monitors key parameters within the water that we are able to provide information back to the controllers that in turn govern the process.

With a range of single parameter and multi-parameter controllers Prodose are able to supply instrumentation and control systems to meet the most difficult of disinfection control applications.

Our Recent Articles

 

New Salad Project

New Project Bagged salad producer approaches Prodose.We’ve just received a new order from a producer of pre-bagged salad. It looks like this project will be an interesting case study for any similar food supplier. This client currently uses three flume washers to...

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Focus on Food Washing

Food washing: Do you monitor your disinfection levels?In the food industry, it is common for food suppliers and processors to disinfect fruit, salad leaves and vegetables by washing them in water that has been treated with disinfectant. This is an essential part of...

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