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Food Safe


Aquatabs Food-Safe is an effervescent tablet used for washing fresh fruit and vegetables making them safe for consumption by killing micro-organisms such as Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella Spp. and Escherichia coli. 

Aquatabs Food-Safe Presentation

Aquatabs Food-Safe is available in a 1.67g tablet which treats 20 litres of water to give 50ppm available chlorine in solution.

Label Claim

Aquatabs Food-Safe is effective against the following micro-organisms: Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella Spp., Escherichia coli, Campylacter jejuni, Straphylococcus aureus, Shigella spp

Product Features

Troclosene Sodium is the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved active ingredient in Aquatabs Food-Safe. Aquatabs Food-Safe use the active ingredient Troclosene Sodium; certified to international standards with NSF/ANSI Standard 60 certification and are manufactured to full pharmaceutical standards.

Product Benefits

It is a broad range biocide that kills a wide range of micro-organisms. They are simple to use and store, easily transported, cost effective and affordable. As it is a tablet format there are benefits over using liquids eg measuring is not required, no leakages 

Directions for Use

  1. Where fresh produce is consumed within 24 hours of washing.

    1. Remove as much dirt and debris from the fruit and vegetables as possible ( brush or wash)
    2. Add 1 tablet to 20 litres of water. Where possible ensure that the temperature of the rinse water is about 10° C higher than that of the fresh produce.
    3. Add the fresh produce to the treated water and rinse with agitation for a minimum of 30 seconds but up to 5 minutes if possible. Ensure that the trapped air in some vegetables e.g. broccoli is removed.
    4. Fruit and vegetables should be eaten as soon as possible after rinsing.
    5. If storage is required, remove the produce and shake off excess water, spin dry if possible. Place in a sealed polythene bag or air tight container and refrigerate at 4 - 8°C for as short a period as possible up to 24 hours.

  2. Where storage of fresh produce is required for more than 1 day.

    1. As above except:

      1. Add 2 tablets to 20 litres of water.
      2. When the fresh produce is removed, rinse with potable water before drying the produce and storing.
      3. Immediately before use, remove the fresh produce from storage and rinse with potable water. USA 8.5mg Aquatabs only approved by EPA