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November 24, 2016

Food commodities


Food is a primary necessity of life. That’s why it has to be safe. Pest plagues are becoming an increasing problem every year in the food industry.  They can damage food supplies, which is why an effective pest control method is needed that doesn’t compromise food quality.

EcO2 the environmental friendly alternative!
EcO2 is specialized in environmentally-friendly pest control in food supplies and does not use any toxic gasses. The EcO2 Controlled Atmosphere (CA) technique is used to control food supplies or food products like grain, rice, cocoa, coffee beans, spices, seeds, nuts, flour etc. But tobacco and other products can also be treated with our techniques to control pests. Our 100% non-toxic CA technique is safe for people and the environment, and does not leave any residues.

The CA technique is suitable for both conventionally and organically produced food commodities.

Treatment process for food commodities
If you have a pest plague, our specialists will first determine the kind of pest. Depending on the living conditions of the pest, an environmentally friendly treatment procedure will be drawn up. The contaminated food supplies are placed in specially designed, airtight climate chambers or silos. The process can be started, monitored, managed and stopped online with the help of a computer program. The process controls the temperature, oxygen level and the level of humidity and is closely watched by our experts. Depending on the type of contamination, a treatment will last between 3 to 10 days. After treatment the food supplies or objects are 100% free of living insects, larva and eggs.

Naturally it is also possible that products are infested with pests, but that they are invisible. Insect eggs insects are often invisible but can cause major problems when they hatch. That is why it is advisable to treat products, raw materials and objects preventively. The EcO2 techniques are not only the solution for pest plagues that are already visible, but are also the solution for preventive treatments.