Oscillating Magnetic Fields

Preservation of foods with high energy Oscillating Magnetic Fields (OMF) is a potential, excellent alternative to conventional methods, as it inactivates microorganisms and denatures enzymes in fresh or prepared foods.

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The advantages of OMF include: aseptic treatment of solid and liquid foods inside a flexible package, generation of minimal heat within the food, and reduction of energy requirements. Possible food applications include roast beef, milk, and juices.

Gustavo V. Barbosa-Cánovas


Center for Nonthermal
Processing of Food

Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-6120


Prof. Barbosa-Cánovas:

509 335-6188 (Office)
509 335-2722 (Fax)
509 338-5703 (Cell)

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