The Middleby Corporation recently announced the launch of Bluezone by Middleby, a patented, advanced technology for indoor air purification. Middleby recently entered into an exclusive licensing agreement and made an investment in Bluezone Products Inc., the developer of the no-filter air purification system used by the U.S. military that destroys 99.9995 percent of viruses and other indoor contaminants such as bacteria, mold and gases impacting indoor air quality.

Bluezone by Middleby Viral Kill units are now available for indoor use at restaurants and other establishments. The system, which does not require a filter, is proven to destroy infectious airborne contaminants. This is believed to be one of the three the most prevalent ways that SARS-CoV-2 is spread. The unit works by pulling indoor air into the Bluezone reaction chamber and through a patented process of combined technologies it breaks down the RNA of the COVID-19 virus, making reproduction impossible and killing the virus. Third party laboratory testing has proven Bluezone technology kills 99.9995 percent of the MS2 virus (SARS-CoV-2 surrogate) after 60 minutes. More information is available here. The tech is already finding a home in the restaurant and culinary world. In fact, the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY has committed to Bluezone’s technology and is having installed in January.

Additionally, Bluezone by Middleby Food Preservation units are configured to extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables by inactivating mold and bacteria, and converting ethylene gas into CO2 and H2O.