ADAMSVILLE, Tennessee — (Sept. 26, 2019) — The United States Patent and Trademark Office has approved Quail Systems’ Refrigerated Transport Series as a patented ozone system. The Quail Refrigerated Transport Series works within a trailer’s existing refrigeration unit, circulating ozone in the airflow to sanitize the trailer between loads to prevent cross contamination and to protect and extend the life of perishable cargo while in transit.
Quail System’s technology creates ozone electrically from the existing oxygen in the air. When ozone encounters a pathogen, it kills the pathogen instantly and then the ozone dissipates, leaving only the oxygen we breathe. Approved by the FDA, as an anti-microbial disinfectant and by the USDA, for organic processes; ozone destroys pathogens, odors, pesticides and ethylene gas. Ozone is highly effective at killing molds, salmonella, E.coli and listeria, while leaving no chemical residue. There is no known pathogen ozone will not kill.
Quail’s Refrigerated Transport Series uses ozone to reduce the spread of foodborne pathogens, which helps businesses meet the Food Safety Modernization Act’s requirements to prevent cross contamination and transport food in a safe, clean environment. FSMA shifts the focus of responding to foodborne illnesses to preventing them. According to the Centers for Disease Control, foodborne diseases impact about 48 million people, 1 in 6, in the U.S.
“Ozone is an extremely safe, fast and strong organic method to sanitize surfaces, clean produce and prevent cross-contamination,” said Robert Smith, President and CEO of Quail Systems. “The patent for our Refrigerated Series represents years of research and development. Offering ozone solutions from the farm to the fork makes Quail an integral part of the food safety chain.”
Quail Systems, a Tennessee Company, was founded to bring the highest quality of ozone systems with monitoring and service to the market. With more than four decades of experience in research, development, monitoring, and maintenance of ozone systems, the team provides a cleaner, safer solution to kill contaminants in the food chain. In addition to the Refrigerated Transport Series, Quail Systems manufactures the Quality Food Preparation Series and the Mobile Sanitizing Series.