Wichmann predicts the new technology will one day overtake chlorine as the primary washing agent for fresh produce and other foods.
“We have several well-known processors that already use this technology,” Wichmann said. “For Dr. Doyle to come out and announce a seven-log kill, this is what the industry has been waiting for. I believe in five years, 90% or more of processors in the industry will be using something other than chlorine to clean produce.”
(News Editor's note on correction: This article, when posted April 8, incorrectly reported the pathogen "kill rate" of the former formulation of Fit Fruit and Vegetable Wash. The error has since been corrected).