The Scientific American takes a look at food safety in fresh produce in this article that features Earthbound Farm's efforts to improve food safety in our fresh salad greens through our research project with the Institute for Food Safety and Health, utilizing High-Power Ultrasound as a sanitization aid in the wash process.
"Advances to date in cleaning salad greens have mostly centered on chlorine-based washes and plenty of testing throughout the supply chain. But for organic salad producers, such as Earthbound Farm, a wash additive may not be an option because it has not been approved for organic use. So the company teamed up with the Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) at the Illinois Institute of Technology to look for solutions outside the bag. One of the most promising: high-power ultrasound."
Read the full story at ScientificAmerican.com .