Food safety solutions company RF Biocidics has sold machines to international food harvester and distributor Sesajal.
The sale expands RF Biocidics’ global footprint in the food safety industry, and following planned delivery and installation this fall, will allow Sesajal to produce foods without applying harsh chemicals during the pasteurization process.
Mexico-based Sesajal harvests and distributes a variety of consumer products including vegetable oils, oily seeds and organic beans and flours.
It offers organic food products and operates in more than 20 countries across the globe.
The first RF Biocidics APEX machine will be installed in Sesajal’s facility in Guadalajara, Jalisco, where it will treat chia seeds, chickpeas, sesame seeds and peanuts.
About 50% of products from this facility will be shipped to the US for consumer purchase, and the remainder will be sold in regions of Asia, Europe and other places in Mexico.
Unlike traditional food pasteurization methods that use chemicals and may diminish foods’ nutritional value, RF Biocidics employs volumetric heating to remove pests and bacteria using radio frequency waves.
The process is environmentally friendly and suitable for use on both conventionally and organically grown products, and is gentle enough to maintain a food’s nutrient content, texture, color and taste.
RF Biocidics’ patented food safety process was developed at the University of California, Davis, US.