Because fruits and vegetables can carry on their surfaces a variety of pathogenic microorganisms, effective fruit and vegetable washes are of great importance for food processors. There are a wide variety of pathogens, which affect individual types of fruit and vegetables differently, there is not a single fruit and vegetable wash treatment shown to be universally successful.
We can help you manage the many risks present in processing fruit and vegetables. These microorganisms include Listeria, E. coli, Salmonella, Campylobacter, and Staphylococcus. In addition, many fruits and vegetables are contaminated with residue of one or more pesticides, primarily insecticides and fungicides. Viruses, generally of human origin, have been introduced into the supply chain at times, as have parasites. Developing the best program of fruit and vegetable washing practices is therefore challenging and answers vary depending on individual circumstances.
There are wide varieties of commercially available products for fruit and vegetable washing, all of which have their advantages and disadvantages, and none of which, on their own, are universally effective:
FSS Food Safety can help you navigate the confusing welter of competing claims as to the efficacy of different fruit and vegetable washes and help you develop a combination of sanitizing techniques with the best balance of food safety and cost-effectiveness. We are all committed to manufacturing safe, high quality, clean and wholesome food products.
Our food industry cleaning expertise has been developing throughout our many years of diverse experience. Our goal is to be the most trusted source throughout our industry for food sanitation products, protocols, and expertise. We sell a broad variety of products, and our experienced and conscientious professionals are well qualified to advise and assist you. Get to know us better and let us be partners in meeting all your food plant hygiene needs.
Food Safety Sanitation
1735 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103