Germination is the greatest danger in food production. UV-C air purifiers remove bacteria, yeasts, mould spores and even viruses from the air and thus prevent the contamination of products, packaging, production facilities and rooms. The use of chemicals and preservatives is thus reduced or avoided altogether. Sterilised air is also an essential contribution to occupational safety, because the risk of infection is significantly reduced.
UV-C is also used to sterilise surfaces such as product packaging, production equipment and packaging in order to avoid the use of chemicals on production equipment and preservatives in products. For some foods such as fruit, vegetables, lettuce, UV-C air sterilisation can be ideal to increase shelf life.
Cold rooms and storage rooms in particular are extremely susceptible to germination and can be kept germ-free with UV-C light on the convectors.