BioSafe Systems has announced the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) has selected SaniDate® 5.0 and SaniDate® 12.0 as participating chemistries in multiple research studies for 2016, investigating risk criteria and foodborne pathogen reduction practices for irrigation water. The objective is to prevent future outbreaks of illnesses associated with contaminated fruits and vegetables.
The study, conducted by Dr. Steven Rideout and Dr. Renee Boyer, will focus on control of Salmonella spp., E. coli 0157:H7 and L. monocytogenes. Chemistries being tested are Clorox Regular-Bleach (bleach), CDG Solution 3000 (chlorine dioxide) and BioSafe Systems’ sustainable SaniDate products 5.0 and 12.0 (PAA, peroxyacetic acid).
The Center for Produce Safety’s studies will evaluate the practical criteria for prediction of foodborne pathogen contamination in irrigation, pond, and well water. The reduction of the disease population (log reduction) of the human health pathogens listed above, will be compared after being treated with the 3 selected sanitizers. The study will also analyze the active ingredients of each sanitizer, in an effort to educate and train stakeholders who need to mitigate food safety risks in their irrigation water.
At BioSafe Systems, we pride ourselves on being the pioneers of highly effective and sustainable chemistries. As the “Research and Results” people, we are elated to work with the Center for Produce Safety to help educate others on the effect and benefits of our trusted and eco-friendly SaniDate® product line.