BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

Washing of agri-food products

Washing of agri-food products

There are many companies in the agri-food sector that are currently engaged in the production of minimally processed products and which are based on the hygienization of fruits and vegetables, such as, for example, the companies dedicated to the industrial washing of tender onions and leeks.

Although some studies do not recommend the use of chlorine for this purpose, it is still a technique widely used in the washing of agricultural products. In this case, it is essential that the amount of disinfectant be proportional to the organic waste that may be present in fruits and vegetables.

But in addition, there are other aspects that must also take into account the agri-food industry for the hygiene of products such as the capacity of the system used, the amount of water according to the quantity of product, the time that the vegetables remain in the tank of washing and not overload it with fruits and products.

In the case of the washing of tender onions and leeks, these rubber replacements for industrial machines will be of great help.