NEW YORK, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SurePure (OTCQB: SURP), a global leader in liquid photopurification, is pleased to announce the publication of three new peer reviewed studies on the subject of the application of ultraviolet (UV) technology in the processing of dairy products. These studies evidence the effectiveness and criticality of the Company's proprietary technology, which uses UV light to treat liquids, including beverages and foods, with photopurification. The studies were published in scholarly journals and performed at accredited universities, concluded that:
1. UV light technology can be used as a non-thermal alternative method for reducing microorganisms and extending shelf life of raw and pasteurized milk;
2. The use of UV light technology, whether alone or in combination with HTST, did not cause significant chemical changes in raw or pasteurized milk measured in terms of proximates, fatty acid profile, lipid oxidation and protein profile;
3. UV light combined with the surface refreshment flow principle in the SurePure's proprietary Turbulators is effective for the inactivation of pathogenic bacteria in low UVT milk.
The first study, Crook, J., Rossitto. P., Parko, J., Koutchma, T., Cullor. J, "Efficacy of Ultraviolet (UV-C) Light in a Thin Film Turbulent Flow for the Reduction of Milkborne Pathogens," Food Pathogens and Diseases, was study was conducted at the Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, Tulare, California.
The second study, Cappozzo, J., Koutchma,T., and Barnes,G., "Chemical characterization of milk after treatment with thermal (HTST and UHT) and non-thermal (turbulent flow ultraviolet UV) processing technologies," Journal of Diary Science, was conducted at the Institute for Food Safety & Health, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois.
The third study, Alberini, F., Simmons, M.J.H., Koutchma, T., "Validation of hydrodynamic and microbial inactivation models for UV-C treatment of milk in a swirl-tube 'SurePure Turbulator™," accepted for publication in the Journal of Food Engineering, was conducted at the School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK.
Guy Kebble, CEO of SurePure stated, "Photopurification technology and ultraviolet processing continues to be a critical area of scientific study and inquiry and confirms the effectiveness of our proprietary technology. We are pleased the research community is studying how we can more effectively process, purify, and enhance the shelf life of critical staples such as milk and other products. We look forward to additional studies and additional applications of SurePure's technologies to better serve the world's ever expanding population. We also believe that results of studies such as these will support us in the marketplace."
SurePure is a global leader in liquid photopurification, the green alternative to pasteurisation and chemicals. Using its patented 'Turbulator' technology, SurePure systems use UV-C light to purify microbiologically sensitive liquids such as wine, fruit juice and milk. Although designed to deliver food-grade solutions, it can also be harnessed to improve processing liquids such as water, brines and sugar syrup solutions, even animal blood plasma. SurePure's technology offers greater microbiological efficacy than conventional UV systems and is effective for both clear and turbid liquids, a world first. SurePure offers a greener alternative to comparable heat or chemical-based processes and significant process and energy savings. It also provides opportunities for the development of innovative and differentiated products with desired consumer benefits, guaranteed food safety and sound commercial benefits. Go to www.surepureinc.com for more information.