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#1 calaggal

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 06:35 PM

Hey Everyone,
I was hoping that you could give me some recommendations on brands of food grade chlorine that can be used As a fresh vegetable wash in a hydrocooler. It will be used on asparagus and we are in Washington State.

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 07:41 PM

Hi, calaggal;

 

Look at National Chemical products. I used them years ago for dish sanitizing. The product (chlor-tab?) is EPA registered and FDA approved. The cost was good for what I needed.

 

I would like to ask why chlorine and not peroxyacetic acid? The product requires no rinse at ppm to kill pathogens and as byproduct is only water.

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 04:20 PM

Most asparagus packers use PAA on their Hydro Coolers. Have you considered PAA vs Chlorine?

 

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 05:33 PM

Hey Guys,

Thanks for the response! Chlorine is what the customer wanted to use, but I think I have convinced them into using a PPA product (Sanidate 5.0). Sometimes it is hard for them to move away from what they know. Another issue yall might be able to give me guidance on. I told them they should empty their hydro cooler on a daily basis, and clean it. However, they do not want to have to empty it on a daily basis. Can you give me a some guidance on how often they should clean it out?

 

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 07:36 PM

My protocol was to drain and clean every evening.

 

Please note PAA can eat up certain metals. Do your due diligence, I recommend stainless steel systems for this product.



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Posted 18 April 2016 - 08:06 PM

Hey Guys,

Thanks for the response! Chlorine is what the customer wanted to use, but I think I have convinced them into using a PPA product (Sanidate 5.0). Sometimes it is hard for them to move away from what they know. Another issue yall might be able to give me guidance on. I told them they should empty their hydro cooler on a daily basis, and clean it. However, they do not want to have to empty it on a daily basis. Can you give me a some guidance on how often they should clean it out?

 

Thanks!! Yall Rock!

 

Clean it daily at a minimum if it's a closed system and product is market RTE. Biofilm is a rugged little son-of-a-gun. Or, at least validate your schedule and methods with potable testing for ETB and Heterotrophs, and have results ready for investigations. The produce industry has been under tremendous pressure recently with recalls.


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