Food processing

An effective sanitation solution to chemicals in food processing?


In times of economic volatility, the food industry is confronted by many challenges in order to assure their brand security. Amid a sea of brands and new products, food companies need to be consistently innovative, as well as capable of delivering high levels of quality at economically affordable prices.  

While there are many factors including price, aesthetic appeal and wholesomeness that drive consumer-buying behavior, quality remains the primary reason why customers remain loyal to a brand. The paradox is that in most cases it only takes one incident of inferior quality for the consumer to seek out another brand.




Why poor quality?


The key contributing factor to poor quality is spoilage and the unavoidable presence of micro-organisms within the processing environment. Whilst most processing plants have adopted strategies to tackle contamination, these mostly chemical interventions are not without their limitations.


Peach fruits treated with anolyte
(sprayed) after three days storage

Untreated peach fruits after
three days storage

As a general rule, chemicals are not permitted to come into direct contact with food and ingredients due to their hazardous nature and the potential for residues on food which may affect the taste. Not only are chemicals hazardous in food environments, but in some cases have been shown to be increasingly ineffective in controlling microbial contaminants.

Ongoing studies have shown that various bacteria react differently to different disinfectants. Micro-organisms continue to build up resistance to frequently used food-grade disinfectants, much like many antibiotics in medical applications. While a diverse array of chemical regimes may currently be the norm, this is destined to change, as the food industry is exposed to alternative technologies.

What is the solution?

Electrolyzed Water also known as anolyte is a technology that generates a relatively stable (up to 18 months) and elevated micro-electrical charge in water. As with all other living organisms, microbes require energy to survive and the anolyte solutions destabilize the immediate energy environment within which the microbes are able to live, and in so doing eliminate them. Moreover, the micro-organisms have been shown to be unable to build up a tolerance to this charge-based technology.

Envirolyte Industries International Ltd. is able to deliver a proven natural sanitation and detergent solution to the food and beverage processor without any compromise on product quality, safety, plant and personnel. Anolyte eliminates harmful micro-organisms and has been proven to be effective in the shelf life extension of perishable food products.



    Envirolyte Anolyte generators installed at different food processing facilities in France, Taiwan and Vietnam


‘As a single sanitation solution, the anolyte technology offers savings in time, simplifies the process and minimizes returns by optimizing quality – which ultimately is more cost effective. EW is safe on all food but deadly for pathogens. Food companies are now able to accomplish total hygiene management with a safe, fast and effective natural substitute for traditional chemicals.

Sanitize anything in any food processing facility, commercial kitchen, guest areas, food preparation areas, public assembly and more. Unlike chemical sanitizers that are toxic, anolyte can be used to sanitize anything in your operation anywhere in your operation.


Here is a list of potential applications:

  • All food production and preparation areas equipment and surfaces                              
  • Hand sanitizing in the dining room and kitchen
  • Glass, Mirrors and stainless steel
  • Fish, chicken and beef products
  • Guest rooms and tables
  • Ice machine water lines
  • Public assembly areas
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Glassware
  • Produce
  • Utensils
  • Floors


Envirolyte anolyte generators at seafood processing factory in Vietnam


Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada about electrolyzed water for food industry

Envirolyte ELA-10000 anolyte generator at a slaughterhouse in Spain