Getting E. coli out of our food supply

With reports of food poisoning and food recalls, it’s good to know there’s a process that might make our food safer.

Electrolyzed water systems
The system uses a brine solution of water and salt in an electrolytic module that’s similar to a battery. The solution is sprayed directly onto foods such as vegetables, destroying bacteria like the E. coli strain responsible for the spinach/green onion outbreaks.

As water passes through the module, it produces a disinfectant and mild detergent. The waste product is water and salt.

Available in Russia for two decades, Professor Joellen Feirtag from the University of Minnesota is helping to introduce the system here. A few Minnesota companies are already using it.

12/16/06 10:24 JR

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John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.