Washing fruit and vegetables is very important as this removes bacteria such as E.coli, listeria and salmonella, as well as spores of fungi and mould and traces of pesticides from the food surface. But if contaminated water is used to clean this produce, or antibacterial treatment is inadequate, any contamination can very easily spread to huge numbers of fruits or vegetables. This, in turn, can mean destruction of large batches of produce, shortened shelf life, or the spread of crop diseases.
Advances in production methods used to grow and distribute fresh vegetables year-round have brought an increased risk of disease associated with the potential to consume a range of pathogenic microorganisms that can survive and grow on fresh produce.
Aquatabs Food-Safe is the simple but effective wash that will ensure fresh fruit and vegetables are safe for consumption, killing microorganisms such as Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella spp. and Escherichia coli.