NewStar Fresh Foods recently installed the SmartWash Solutions food wash enhancer into their wash lines. According to a news release, the spinach, iceless green onion, asparagus and tender leaf plant producer has seen “dramatic improvement in process and chemical control” since the installation.

Ken Baseman, NewStar vice president of food safety, is pleased with the results of the enhancer.

“SmartWash gives us much tighter control in a much narrower range of operation, which increases efficiency while at the same time protecting the quality of the product,” Baseman said in a news release.

The SmartWash system is designed to boost effectiveness of standard, chlorine-based washing systems, guaranteeing consistent removal of pathogens and cross-contaminants like E. coli and salmonella. The wash enhancer also comes in an organic formula.