ArcAqua can help mitigate risk
The presence of high microbial counts including yeast and mould spores will contaminate and reduce the shelf life of all fresh produce, particularly post harvest.
Consequently, citrus pack houses require an effective sanitisation process to reduce all known microbial spores.
Chlorine is currently the most widely used santisation solution despite it being a known carcinogen that can catch fire, cause burns, and is toxic to marine life. Furthermore, products cleaned with chlorine have been banned from several markets for health violations.
Ozone is completely natural, certified organic, and leaves no dangerous by-products. In addition, ArcAqua’s products can better reduce microbial counts and improve the quality of wastewater.
The ArcAqua Industrial System effectively reduces TMA (total microbial activity) reducing potential losses, mitigating farmer’s risks.
ArcAqua Efficacy in a Citrus Pack House
The ArcAqua system is applicable to any fruit or vegetable line where the product is cleaned or sanitized using a water and chemical spray action on a roller or elevator system. Any food produce, which is susceptible to spoilage and reduced shelf life due to microbial contamination, will benefit from ozone sanitization as this application is able to reduce or eliminate the usage of chemicals whilst increasing the shelf life of the produce, and leaving no residues on the food product or equipment.
We needed to improve our fruit sanitisation processes due to new EU restrictions on the MRL’s caused by post-harvest chemicals. We decided to use a systems approach to this problem and have experienced the benefits of ArcAqua’s user friendly system that has minimised our overall management time and successfully reduced the MRL count on the fruit.