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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 auto@campden.co.uk with the subject line: send RD281.

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About Craig Leadley

Craig Leadley has a PhD from the University of Birmingham on the subject of high pressure sterilisation and a degree in food technology from the University of Reading. Craig has worked at Campden BRI since 1996. Read more...