Citrox the Natural Alternative
|Citrox (or Citrox ProAlexin tm) - The
natural alternative to synthetic biocides for the decontamination of fruits and
vegetables. Farmers and fresh produce processors use every year thousands
tonnes of chemicals to treat their fruit and vegetable produce. Inevitably some
of the chemicals remain on the food as undesirable residues. In addition to the
chemical residues problem, the risk of contamination is increased because the
produce is repeatedly handled during preparation packing and transport. It has
been estimated that as many as twenty people may have handled produce before it
reaches the consumer. Even where produce has been organically grown it can be
exposed to deposits from vehicle exhaust fumes, atmospheric grime and insects.
In many establishments preparing produce, the treatment given is no more than a
water wash, and this has little effect since the substances applied during
farming are designed not to be washed off by rainfall. Clearly a more powerful
and more effective washing agent is needed to remove these harmful, and
potentially toxic, residues. Manufacturer of Citrox -
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ProGarda™ range ProGarda™ decontaminant range has been specifically formulated for the decontamination of fruits and vegetables. These products are viable alternatives to the use of chlorine for decontaminating fresh fruit and vegetables. When applied at the correct dilutions, they will give (in accordance with BS EN1276) a guaranteed pathogenic 105 reduction. ProGarda™ Decontaminant 14WP is specifically designed for the decontamination of fresh cut and open structured fruits and vegetables. It can be applied via dipping, spraying or fogging techniques. ProGarda™ Decontaminant 14T is specifically designed for the decontamination of skinned fruits and vegetables and is particularly effective when applied to produce with high organic/biofilm loadings.
Application fields - ProGarda™
Leaf salads Lettuce, Leafy/flowery vegetables, Broccoli, Cauliflower, etc Vegetable fruits Immature: cucumbers, peppers etc. Mature: melons, tomatoes etc. Underground vegetables Root vegetables: carrots etc. Bulbs: onions etc. Tubers: potatoes etc. Stone fruits Apricots, plums etc. Vine fruits Grapes etc Berries Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries etc. Citrus fruits Lemons, grapefruits, oranges etc. Tropical/exotic fruits Pineapples, papayas etc.
Benefits - ProGarda™
•Manufactured from completely renewable sources •Effective in the presence of organic matter •Breaks down biofilm •Extends shelf-life and reduces pathogenic attack •Non-toxic, hypo-allergenic, non-mutagenic, non-tainting, non-carcinogenic, non-hazardous to humans •Conforms to BS EN 1276 (European Suspension Test) giving a guaranteed 5 log reduction.
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