Australia’s biggest fresh-cut produce supplier installs SmartWash Solutions program
One Harvest, Australia’s leading leafy greens and fresh-cut produce supplier, announced installation of SmartWash Solutions’ comprehensive food safety program throughout its Australian operations.
This program includes utilization of process control systems, application of the SmartWash Organic food wash enhancer and implementation of the highest degree of calibration available in the industry.
“One Harvest has been at the forefront of produce industry innovation for over 90 years,” said Anina Immelman, head of technical, One Harvest Australia, through a press release. “The SmartWash Solutions process control system is enhancing our ability to ensure security and food safety as we grow, process, and supply our products all year round. By investing in this technology, we are supporting our customers in supplying high quality, delicious, and safe Australian produce to their consumers.”
SmartWash Solutions provides an integrated package of process control equipment, organic and conventional food wash enhancers, data management, precise calibration with known solutions and a customer service partnership that together mitigate cross contamination and improve wash line efficiency.
“SmartWash provided substantial improvements in the quality of our finished product, including the potential to significantly extend shelf life. Additionally, our validation protocol showed the microbial mitigation results we expected. Overall, we found many strong reasons to convert from PAA (peracetic acid) to SmartWash coupled with chlorine, which set up a win-win scenario for us, our customers and the consumers,” Immelman added.
SmartWash Solutions overcame travel and shipping restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent supply chain delays, and ensure installation, training and operation of the SmartWash system was uninterrupted.
“We expect to complete installation of SmartWash systems at our remaining facilities by the end of August,” said Stuart Mayhew, general manager of engineering and technology at One Harvest. “After our conclusive test results and the potential to increase our operational efficiencies, it was an easy decision to replace all of our PAA lines with SmartWash.”
“One Harvest is now our largest customer outside of the United States, and we continue to expand across the globe as growers and processors see the advantages of SmartWash in food safety efficacy, process control improvement and enhanced product quality,” concluded Swarts.
To find out more about the SmartWash process control solutions and service, visit smartwashsolutions.com or call 831-676-9750.