Sunterra Produce Traders East

A Drexel University research team is developing a cold plasma wash water treatment that could kill harmful pathogens and be used with delicate fresh produce with no adverse quality effects, low cost operations and no added chemicals. This is a potentially huge breakthrough as delicate fresh produce, like romaine lettuce, is difficult to clean and can contain potentially harmful pathogens.

If there is any question about how meaningful this type of washing treatment could be, here is a chart of delicate fresh produce E. coli outbreaks since 1995:

Date Vehicle Etiology Cases States &
Provinces
July 1995 Lettuce
(leafy green;


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