Cheese Brine Disinfection

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Food Safety - Sustainability - Service

The Bioionix CXS fully automated system generates SuperOxidants™ which destroy foodborne pathogens such as listeria and salmonella in the cheese brine 24/7/365 days per year.  Monitoring and treatment of the brine is continuous to provide high quality cheese day after day, with lot to lot consistency.

  • 5+ log reduction of pathogens.
  • Eliminates or greatly reduces biofilm build up on equipment.
  • Destroys spoilage organisms and wild yeast/mold on surface of cheese.
  • No expensive chemicals to purchase.
  • Disinfection and extension of brine life.
  • Increased product shelf life.
  • Longer production runs saving time and money.
  • Decreased water usage and brine dumping.
  • Flexible, scalable design modifies to any brine system and environment.
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In an ever-changing world with rules and regulations, these brines are constantly in question of how to control their microbial levels. Cheese plants have tried many technologies which have all come up short. UV cannot penetrate the turbidity of the liquid; chlorine shock treatments require a stop in production for extended periods of time with a short term effect; UF systems are extremely expensive to purchase and operate with not being completely effective; Pasteurization is time consuming and very harsh on the equipment with no residual effect; Ozone is extremely volatile and only kills at the point of contact; Sorbates are an inhibitor and do not have an effective kill rate.

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Bioionix's Cheese Brine liquid treatment systems deliver a continuous "Clean Break" disinfection method which eliminates the need to shut down production for shock treatments or pasteurization of the brine. The strong oxidations destroy biofilms keeping UF (Ultrafiltration) and MF (Microfiltration) membranes cleaner. In other words, you clean less often, use less chemicals and extend the operating life of the membranes significantly. All yeast, mold, listeria and other bacteria are destroyed resulting in a safer product with a longer shelf life. Even on sensitive products such as fresh mozzarella, there is no affect to taste, texture or color.

With real time data monitoring, our automated control system provides the documentation you need and the confidence you want.


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