Ozone is a powerful oxidant that destroys mycotoxins and pesticides.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has formally approved the use of Ozone as an antimicrobial agent for the processing, storage and manufacture of ingredients in aqueous or gaseous form.
This approval was published on June 26, 2001 (FDA, 2001).
Mycotoxins are toxic substances produced by the secondary metabolism of certain mould species, growing on foodstuffs (cereals, dried fruit, etc.) before/during harvest, or during storage.