Two of the most important variables for Houston restaurants and other food service providers, temperature and humidity, have finally met their match.
HumiTex, a Cypress-based cold storage conditioning and food safety company, introduced its new HumiTex filtration program today designed to reduce the harmful effects of temperature and humidity, including harmful Ethylene gas and Pectin acids.
The state-of-the-art filtration program offers food service managers with a unique product proven effective in eliminating an environment for mold and bacteria to thrive, said CEO Justin Katona.
“We have situations in some locations where the issue of food safety is controllable within their coolers, but they are not controlling it,” Katona said.
From simply opening and closing cooler doors throughout the day to exposing walkin refrigerators to room temperatures during food delivery, relative humidity increases fostering a breeding ground for food-borne illness to develop inside.
“Many of these locations do not even have calibrated thermometers,” Katona said, “so while a relative humidity of 75 percent is optimal and 38 degree temperature is desired, many places I’ve visited have coolers testing at 80 to 90 percent humidity and 40 to 42 degrees.
“The end result is patrons can get sick, operational expenses rise and shelf life of food expires faster.”
HumiTex’s filtration program features panels developed with Sorbite, a natural mineral mined only in the Mohave Desert; this “green,” environmentally-friendly mineral absorbs heat, odor and moisture reducing humidity, smell and contamination.
decrease energy consumption, Katona said.“This self-financing program can even extend the shelf life of perishable food by as much as 50 percent,” he said. “Every food service manager can see a benefit from the reduction of costs.”
The filters, which need no electricity, also reduce trim loss and shrinkage and decrease energy consumption, Katona said.
“This self-financing program can even extend the shelf life of perishable food by as much as 50 percent,” he said. “Every food service manager can see a benefit from the reduction of costs.”
According to one kitchen manager in Hempstead, the HumiTex filtration program helped determine what it was costing their foodservice operation each year by not controlling humidity.
“We were spending an average of $4800 per year extra by not controlling the humidity in the cooler,” she said. “The inside air is colder, the ice on the pipes are gone and there is no more condensation or moisture on our racks.”
With no long-term contracts and no additional out of pocket expenses, Katona said the HumiTex filtration system offers a great opportunity for every food service manager or owner.
HumiTex also announced a free, two-week trial of the HumiTex filtration system for restaurants, school districts, assisted living facilities and other food service vendors.
For more information about the HumiTex filtration system and their free, two-week trial, call 866-942-6751 or visit their website.
About HumiTex, LLC
A member of the Greater Houston Restaurant Association, HumiTex (humitex.com) offers state-of-the-art, “green” cold storage conditioning and Humidity Control expertise for restaurants, school districts, assisted living centers and other industries which deal with food preparation and service. HumiTex is based in Cypress, Texas.
About the HumiTex Filtration System
The HumiTex filtration system features Sorbite, a natural mineral mined only in the Mohave Desert, which has been proven to balance humidity levels and lower air temperature in refrigeration units. The HumiTex filtration system uses no electricity and decreases energy usage by reducing chiller run times by half while increasing the shelf life of perishable food up to 50 percent.