Articles tagged with: Food Prep

Horticulture, Fruit & Vegetable Processing

on Tuesday, 02 June 2015. Posted in Markets, Hard Surface Disinfectant

Horticulture, Fruit & Vegetable Processing

Safely Extending the Shelf-Life of Produce in Fruit Processing

Each variety of fruit has a different harvesting seasoning and must be transported throughout the country to different regions. This takes a fair amount of time, but the fruit still needs to be fresh when it arrives at its destination. Of course, any products used on food products to prevent spoilage in transit must be approved by the EPA for safety reasons. PERFORMACIDE® is EPA registered to extend the shelf life of produce. It can be sprayed on the fruit, or the fruit can be dipped into a PERFORMACIDE® mixture, provided the directions are followed.

Preventing Spoilage in Vegetable Processing

Just as fruit spoils in transit, so do the crisp vegetables that await purchase in grocery stores. Fresh vegetables need to be treated with EPA registered products to discourage them from spoiling during transport, and while on the grocery stores shelves. Dipping or spraying the vegetables with PERFORMACIDE®, an EPA registered product for extending the shelf life of vegetables will decrease the amount of spoilage.

Controlling Microbes in Processed Water for Horticulture Processing

Fresh flowers begin fading and dying as soon as they have been cut from the host plant. As with fruit and vegetables, people at the stores or florist shops only want to spend their money on the freshest of cut flowers. They also expect them to last for a while after they get the flowers to their homes. To maximize the freshness of cut flowers, it’s imperative that the microbial populations be reduced and controlled. PERFORMACIDE® is EPA registered for the use of reduction and control of microbial loads in processed water for horticulture processing.

PERFORMACIDE® Extends the Shelf Life of Produce and Horticulture

PERFORMACIDE® is an EPA registered product safe for extending the shelf life of fruit, vegetables, and freshly cut flowers. It also reduces and controls microbial populations in processed water used in produce processing and horticulture processing. PERFORMACIDE® helps fruit, vegetables and cut flowers stay fresh longer.

Schools, Cafeterias, & Restaurants

on Tuesday, 02 June 2015. Posted in Markets, Hard Surface Disinfectant

Schools, Cafeterias, & Restaurants

Keeping Food Surfaces Safe from Germs in Schools

Schools, whether private or public are breeding grounds for an entire spectrum of germs, bacteria and viruses. Many schools have resorted to having sink facilities outside of the restrooms so that teachers and staff can make sure all of the students wash their hands after using the facilities. While this cuts down on the spread of germs it isn’t enough as children’s bodies are building immunity to infections for the first several years of their lives. PERFORMACIDE® can help to protect everyone from E. Coli, Staphylococcus and Salmonella bacterium that have collected on food surfaces in the school’s cafeteria.

E. Coli, Staphylococcus and Salmonella Protection in Restaurants

E. Coli, Staphylococcus and Salmonella can be brutal and difficult issues for restaurants to deal with. Unfortunately, there are times that E. Coli, Staphylococcus and Salmonella can be accidentally transmitted to food and then served to the customers. Perhaps a worker didn’t wash their hands as well as they should have, or the food prep surfaces weren't properly cleaned. The important thing is contamination can be avoided by using PERFORMACIDE® to fight E. Coli, Staphylococcus and Salmonella without leaving a harmful residue.

Food Safety in Cafeterias

Food safety in every situation is of the utmost importance. Unfortunately, E. Coli, Staphylococcus and Salmonella bacteria isn’t simply eliminated by proper hand washing techniques. Every hard surface needs to be sanitized and disinfected with an EPA and CDC approved product. The ability to completely kill the E. Coli, Staphylococcus and Salmonella is essential to maintaining a safe cafeteria. PERFORMACIDE® kills bacteria and viruses quickly and easily.

PERFORMACIDE® for School Cafeteria Food Safety

PERFORMACIDE® is the perfect disinfectant for killing bacteria, viruses, germs, mold and mildew in schools, restaurants and cafeterias. It can be sprayed directly on to the hard surfaces that need to be treated, left to dry and PERFORMACIDE® leaves no residue on the surface. Considering that it is EPA and CDC approved for hospital use, PERFORMACIDE® is the best option for keeping schools, restaurants and cafeterias safe from Salmonella, E. Coli, and Staphylococcus on food contact surfaces.

Eliminate Norovirus without Harmful Residue

on Monday, 27 April 2015. Posted in Hard Surface Disinfectant

PERFORMACIDE® Hard Surface Disinfectant is EPA registered against Norovirus and leaves no harmful residue

Eliminate Norovirus without Harmful Residue

Effectively Eliminating Norovirus 

Norovirus is the number one cause of disease outbreak caused by contaminated food in the United States. Norovirus is not the same as food poisoning or typical stomach flu. Indeed, food poisoning can be caused by the Norovirus microorganism, but more often it is caused by different germs and even chemical contamination. Norovirus is in no way related to the influenza virus, it is an independent microorganism in and of itself. It is highly contagious hence; proper hygiene and disinfecting practices are warranted to prevent outbreaks in restaurants. Proper disinfection of hard surfaces in restaurants using an EPA registered product specifically listed as effective against Norovirus will help eliminate outbreaks.  Performacide® Hard Surface Disinfectant is EPA registered as hospital grade and effective in killing Norovirus on hard surfaces.  Performacide® Hard Surface Disinfectant can be used in restaurants, and public eating places and be applied to surfaces such as Door Knobs, Chairs, Table Tops, and Salad Bar Sneeze Guards.

Eliminate Norovirus on Cruise Ships

The easiest way to eliminate Norovirus on cruise ships is to keep the hard surfaces cleaned, disinfected and sanitized. People getting sick can also open up the cruise line to lawsuits, as well as loss of business due to bad publicity. It’s better to purchase the right products to keep the passengers and crew healthy than to use cleaning products that simply cannot kill the Norovirus microorganisms. Performacide® Hard Surface Disinfectant is EPA registered for use on all hard non-porous surfaces throughout a cruise ship, including food contact surfaces. 

Eliminating Norovirus in Kitchens

There are many variables that can affect the quality of food, including microorganisms that cause Norovirus and other dangerous infections. Not all traditional disinfectants eliminate Norovirus microorganisms on hard surfaces. Performacide® a hospital strength disinfectant kills Norovirus in cafeterias (kitchens) without leaving any harmful residues. 

PERFORMACIDE® Eliminates Norovirus Microorganisms

Part of the solution in eliminating Norovirus in restaurants and cruise ships is to use PERFORMACIDE® Hard Surface Disinfectant on hard non-porous surfaces. Not only is it effective against Norovirus, but it also kills HIV-1, MRSA, Hepatitis and Tuberculosis.