Hydrogen peroxide, commonly known as hydrogen peroxide, is a strong oxidant used as a processing agent with functions such as disinfection, sterilization, and bleaching. In its anhydrous state, hydrogen peroxide is a colorless, bitter liquid with an ozone-like odor. In addition, when hydrogen peroxide is placed and stirred, sunlight will decompose into water and oxygen.
Hydrogen peroxide can be used in the disinfection of flexible packaging paper in the food industry, disinfectant in canneries, disinfection of milk and dairy products, bread fermentation, decolorization of food fibers, etc. The dilution of hydrogen peroxide is less than 3%. It can also be used as medicine in fungicides. In many countries, food-grade hydrogen peroxide has been widely used in the food industry, food-grade hydrogen peroxide is widely used in aseptic packaging of dairy products and beverages, as well as purified water, mineral water, dairy products, beverages, aquatic products, melons and fruits , vegetables, beer and other production.
Due to the strong oxidizing properties of hydrogen peroxide, the food industry, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand and other countries use food grade hydrogen peroxide as a bleaching agent, some processed foods such as flour, cooking oil and protein. Hydrogen peroxide can be used as an antibacterial agent for use in foods such as milk. Meanwhile, hydrogen peroxide, which is used as a sanitizer, is used for sterilization of food packaging materials. The US Food and Drug Administration has signed the substance of general safety food grade hydrogen peroxide, which can be widely used as a direct or indirect food additive.