“We would bring it in and let them implement it as throughput,” Spinazzola said. “It’s very important for us to reduce our risk and to protect our whole supply chain. We’re trying to drive this throughout our system, not just in our lettuces and wash waters but through our tomatoes and other commodities. We applaud this continuous improvement.”
The USDA researchers wrote about SmartWash in a 2011 Journal of Food Science article.
(Correction: Because of a source’s error, this article originally incorrectly characterized U.S. Department of Agriculture researcher Yaguang Luo’s comments that the T128 SmartWash system improved the chlorine’s efficacy in preventing pathogen cross contamination.)