Advice For Cleaning Salad And Vegetables This Veganuary

The global vegan market is projected to be worth $24b by 2024[1] and this Veganuary is set to see a marked increase in the number of people choosing to consume vegan food during the month and incorporate an ongoing plant-based diet into their lifestyle.  It’s key that retailers and food processing companies ensure they serve an appropriate menu to meet demand and that they are using the correct products to clean fruit and vegetables thoroughly.


There is pressure not to wash vegetables, salads and fruits in chlorinated solutions and, as such, the Holchem team advises to use Peroxyacetic acid based disinfectants which are effective against a wide spectrum of micro-organisms, including vegetative and sporing bacteria, moulds, spores, yeasts and viruses.  They are suitable for a wide variety of vegetable, salad, and fruit washing operations and are particularly suited to automated dosing systems.  It is an equilibrium blend of peroxyacetic acid, hydrogen peroxide and acetic acid, this eventually breaks down to form water and acetic acid.

‘Crystal’, a peracetic acid-based disinfectant, is low foaming and is suitable for a wide variety of vegetable, salad and fruit washing procedures.  It’s an effective solution to ensuring the highest standards are maintained.


We also advise to contact a member of our Technical Team to talk in further detail about Holchem’s range of products.


[1] Mintel 2017