Ecolab develops product to zap bacteria on fresh produce

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Ecolab Inc. claims its new Antimicrobial Fruit and Vegetable Treatment product can remove 99.9 percent of E.coli, Listeria and Salmonella found on fresh fruits and vegetables, according to a news release.

The St. Paul-based company says the new product is the industry's first no-rinse produce wash to earn both EPA registration and FDA clearance.

“Our customers count on us to provide products that help deliver clean, safe and healthy environments everywhere it matters – and the food safety arena is particularly important,” Kris Kielsa, vice president of marketing of Ecolab's Institutional Division, said in a statement. “Feedback from our foodservice customers indicated a need for a product that is not only effective, but easy to use in a busy commercial kitchen."

The Antimicrobial Fruit and Vegetable Treatment will be unveiled this weekend at the annual National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago.

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