Sydney, 11 Nov, 2017
I was sent info about Supercharged Air Sanitation today. It’s an innovation which is potentially going to revolutionize how fresh produce and fruits are sanitized. It avoids use of chemicals.
“Dubbed ‘The Food Safety Supercharger’, the custom-made 250-kilogram test-unit creates a stream of ‘supercharged air’ by applying an electric current to normal air. Using this disruptive technology, it has the capacity to kill microbial pathogens on the surface of fresh produce and nuts, without leaving any chemical residues.”-Hortidaily.com
The lead scientist for this innovation is Dr Sukhvinder Pal Singh (Dr S.P. Singh).
(Pic from Hortidaily.com)
This is a great innovation with huge benefits to all related sectors dealing with fresh produce and fruits.
Dr SP Singh was quoted in Hortidaily.com “after determining which fruit, vegetables and nuts are responsive to the treatment, the research team needs to ensure the killing of microbial pathogens does not compromise the quality and nutritional value of food.
“Ultimately, we would like to see this technology work and provide a pathway to commercialisation and for growers and packers to adopt it. Time will tell, but the early signs of this research are certainly promising.”
The research is due for completion in 2021.
Good job, SP Singh!
Dr Yadu Singh