Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water has been cleared by the FDA for no-rinse sanitation of fish and seafood if generated from EWCO systems. See FCN 1811 on the FDA website.
Also see the letter from USDA Organic.
Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water is FDA cleared for use in process water for fish and seafood if generated from EWCO systems. See FCN 1811 on the FDA website.
Also see the letter from USDA Organic.
Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water is all natural and safe. It can be used to generate sanitized ice for storing fish and seafood.
Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water is a safe and effective antimicrobial for food contact surfaces and equipment. No post-rinse with potable water is required.
Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water is safe and non-irritant and can be used to help sanitize hands and feet prior to entering a facility.
Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water can be used to sanitize contact surfaces, floors, and bathrooms. It can replace chemical sanitizers such as quats, peroxide, and bleach. It does not cause discoloration as seen with chlorine bleach.
EWCO systems are compact and easy to install. Systems are designed to generate Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water on-site and on-demand from an additive made yourself with just table salt and water.
What is Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water?
Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water is electrolytically generated hypochlorous acid (HOCl), a neutral-to-acidic electrolyzed water. HOCl has been studied for over 100 years and it is an
undeniable fact that it is a more powerful oxidant than chlorine bleach. Only within the last 30 years have we been able to generate solutions of near 100% HOCl in such a stable form.
HOCl kills bacteria, bacterial spores, and viruses 100 times more effectively than chlorine bleach.
How does it work?
Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water is a powerful oxidant (800 to 1000 mV) that can kill microbial pathogens immediately upon contact by damaging cell walls or inactivate the pathogen by entering and disrupting proteins, lipids, and DNA.
We have pages dedicated to the regulation of electrolyzed water as it pertains to the
EPA. Please visit our pages for more information. In regards to healthcare sanitation, see our page for the
Fish & Seafood Plant Sanitation
Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water (EOW) is an ideal antimicrobial for fish and seafood processors. Proper sanitation of the food processing environment is paramount to
keeping the initial microbial load to a minimum. EOW can control microbial load and has the added benefits of being non-toxic, non-hazardous, and non-irritant. As an antimicrobial,
it can replace nearly all chemical sanitizers. EOW is highly biocidal yet leaves no chemical residues or chemical odors. No potable water post-rinse is
required. EOW satisfies the demand for implementing safer and more natural food products.
EOW has many applications in fish and seafood processing:
Storing and sanitation of fish and seafood at harvest
Dosing into the process water
Generating sanitized ice for storing and transporting
Employee hand and feet sanitation entering the facilities
Sanitation of processing tools and equipment
Sanitation of floors and food contact surfaces
Dislodging bioflim and sanitizing pipes and closed systems
Fish & Seafood Harvest
Seafood contamination occurs naturally from the environment where fish are harvested. Microbial pathogens and spoilage organisms can expediate the decomposition of fish.
By placing fresh catches into electrolyzed sanitation water, microbial organisms can be kept at low levels, keeping the catch fresh and prolonging the shelf-life.
Direct Sanitation of Fish & Seafood
When fish are filleted, deboned, packaged and frozen, before distribution, exposure of the fish to water constitutes one of the critical steps
that must be optimally controlled in order to prevent the introduction of pathogens. The water used in the processing of fish needs to be
clean with minimal levels of spoilage organisms and free of pathogens. Cross contamination may occur during food processing where
bacteria are transferred from raw fish and/or contaminated surfaces to hygienically safe fish and seafood. Sanitizing seafood with EOW helps prevent
cross contamination and satisfies the demand for implementing safer and more natural food sanitation without
adversely affecting food quality. There are no chemical residues, no odors, and no changes in taste or color. No post-rinse is required.
Sanitized Ice for Transport and Storage
Sanitized ice can be generated with EOW. Sanitized ice can be used in the transport and storage of seafood to maintain freshness.
Sanitize ice made with electrolyzed water (hypochlorous acid) halts the growth of microbial organisms.
Pressure Spraying and Fogging
When cleaning and sanitizing contact surfaces, tools, equipment or large open areas, EOW can be appied via pressure sprayers or foggers. The active molecule
in EOW is hypochlorous acid, a powerful oxidant that is stable in solution. Hypochlorous acid is approved by the EPA for use on food contact surfaces at concentrations as high as 200 ppm.
EOW is highly effective at inactivating microbial pathogens when making contact in liquid form.
Eliminating Chemicals and Employee Safety
EWCO electrolyzers eliminate the need for purchasing, transporting, storing, and preparing of toxic concentrated chemicals. Processing
plants can switch to an environmentally friendly technology while saving time, space, and money. Electrolyzed water composed of
hypochlorous acid is 100 times more effective than sodium hypochlorite yet requires no protective gear or safety equipment
and is non-toxic, non-irritant, and eco-friendly.
EWCO Electrolyzers can disinfect the process water for fish & seafood without using toxic concentrated chemicals Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water is FDA cleared for use in process water for fish and seafood if generated from EWCO systems. See FCN 1811 on the FDA website.
Electrolytically generated hypochlorous acid is 100 times more effective at disinfecting process water than chlorine bleach and no post-rinse is required. Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water is FDA cleared for use in process water for fish and seafood if generated from EWCO systems. See FCN 1811 on the FDA website
Electrolytically generated hypochlorous acid does not leave any residuals or odors and does not alter taste or color of fish and seafood. See the letter from USDA Organic.
EWCO electrolyzers generate a powerful mixed oxidant solution that inactivate microbial pathogens by damaging their cell walls and disrupting their internal proteins, lipids, and DNA.
To learn more please visit our research page.
The EWCO 1200 Electrolyzer can disinfect water on-site and on-demand from just salt, water, and electricity.
How much water can it disinfect?
Each system can generate enough free available chlorine in the form of hypochlorous acid to disinfect 200 Liters of water per minute. The systems can be stacked to disinfect any volume of water
How does it work?
The EWCO 1200 Electrolyzer generates a mixed oxidant solution primarily composed of hypochlorous acid (HOCl) but also other powerful oxidants such as ozone and chlorine dioxide.
Hypochlorous acid is a powerful oxidant that is stable in solution that can kill microbial pathogens immediately upon contact by damaging cell walls and disrupting internal proteins, lipids, and DNA.
Has it been researched?
In the last 30 years we have collected over 300 published research articles supporting the use of Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water for disinfection. Nearly every common bacteria has been studied
as well as
fungi. To learn more please visit our
research page and search by
microbe to find applicable research.
What about EPA regulation?
Because electrolytically generated hypochlorous acid is a free chlorine molecule, it falls under the Safe Water Drinking Act (42 U.S.C. 300f et seq. 1974) which allows for a free chlorine concentration of up to 4 ppm.
Inactivating Microbial Contaminants
Water disinfection by electrochemical activation is not only more effective than conventional methods of water disinfection, but it is less expensive and environmentally friendly.
The conventional methods, which have seen extensive use over the last 100 years, include chlorine gas and chlorine solutions of sodium hypochlorite (bleach). Despite the vast
amount of experience gained over the years, these methods have disadvantages, including the cost of the chemicals and the large investment required for protection and safety equipment.
Electrolyzed water composed of mixed oxidants and hypochlorous acid is 100 times more effective than sodium hypochlorite yet requires no protective gear or safety equipment and is non-toxic, non-irritant, and eco-friendly.
EWCO electrolyzers eliminate the need for purchasing, transporting, storing, and preparing of toxic concentrated chemicals and can meet all the water disinfection needs of a processing plant by on-site
generation. Fish and seafood processors can switch to an environmentally friendly technology while saving time, space, and money.
Electrolytically generated hypochlorous acid eliminates common microbial contaminants:
Caliciviruses (including Norovirus)
Enterovirus (including polioviruses, coxsakieviruses, and echoviruses)