Application of electrolyzed water in the food industry: a review
UNIVERSAL IDENTIFIER: http://hdl.handle.net/11093/3668
EDITED VERSION: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/12/13/6639
UNESCO SUBJECT: 3309.15 Higiene de Los Alimentos ; 3309 Tecnología de Los Alimentos ; 3303 Ingeniería y Tecnología Químicas
DOCUMENT TYPE: article
Electrolyzed water is a novel disinfectant and cleaner that has been widely utilized in the food sector for several years to ensure that surfaces are sterilized, and that food is safe. It is produced by the electrolysis of a dilute salt solution, and the reaction products include sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and hypochlorous acid. In comparison to conventional cleaning agents, electrolyzed water is economical and eco-friendly, easy to use, and strongly effective. Electrolyzed water is also used in its acidic form, but it is non-corrosive to the human epithelium and other organic matter. The electrolyzed water can be utilized in a diverse range of foods; thus, it is an appropriate choice for synergistic microbial control in the food industry to ensure food safety and quality without damaging the organoleptic parameters of the food. The present review article highlights the latest information on the factors responsible for food spoilage and the antimicrobial potential of electrolyzed water in fresh or processed plant and animal products.
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