The challenge

Vegetables grown in open ground can be contaminated with a variety of different pathogens such as Pseudomonas spp., E. coli, Salmonella, Yersinia and Shigella due to the use of contaminated irrigation water or organic fertilizers. These bacteria can form a serious health threat to the end consumer. Additionally, these vegetables often pass through water in processing facilities to remove soil. The number of pathogens in this washing water can rapidly increase and result in cross contamination of the products.

Our solution

Sweet potato washing tests were carried out with water disinfected with Huwa-San TR-50 in sweet potato handling warehouses. There, two consecutive washing steps were performed and during the first and second step Huwa-San TR-50 was used to disinfect the water.

Used Products

Huwa-San TR-50 is a registered biocide. Use biocides safely. Before use, read the label and product information.

Biocides are governed by stringent regulatory frameworks, the particulars of which may differ across nations. In this instance, the application adheres entirely to the regulations of the respective country but may not necessarily comply with those of others. It is advisable to consult our in-house experts for guidance on particular applications.

Disinfection of water in a cherry hydrocooler

Farmers strive to minimize the loss of fruit quality between the time of harvesting and reaching the end consumer. A new preservation technique that is often used to increase the shelf life of cherries is a hydrocooler.