Pulsed light technology for surface decontamination
Pulsed light food processing is the use of very short pulses (of the order of milliseconds) of broad-spectrum white light to decontaminate surfaces and transmissive materials such as water. Applications for food are likely to include treatment of contact surfaces (e.g. packaging) and surfaces of relatively short shelf-life products that are susceptible to mould growth such as baked goods.
In this interview, reproduced courtesy of FoodProductionDaily, Campden BRI's Craig Leadley talks about some of our work on pulsed light technology, its uses and its limitations - as part of our ongoing assessment of new and emerging technologies in food processing and preservation. Members can find out more about this technology from a recently released R&D Report. To obtain a pdf copy (1mb) send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: send RD281.
Craig is Head of Strategic Knowledge Development at Campden BRI where he oversees the delivery of all R&D projects that are funded through Campden BRI membership subscriptions - from commissioning to final reporting. He is also actively engaged in developing academic collaborations and in creating new tools to curate critical business knowledge for Campden BRI.