We should keep in mind that when talking about the food industry the precautions to be taken should be at maximum. In fact, all companies must guarantee the safety of food from its initial handling to the final packaging with which it reaches the consumer. And in this respect, peracetic acid plays a very important role nowadays.

Ensuring safe food

Cleaning and disinfection are separate issues when talking about the food industry. While the first process removes dirt, the second converts previously cleaned food into harmless food for humans and improves the food’s preservation properties. It is in the latter that peracetic acid plays an important role.

For example it is used very often when packing fruit and vegetables. If chlorine was previously used, it has now been replaced by this compound, which is much safer and manages to increase the shelf life while maintaining the properties of these foods intact.

Among the many advantages of this product is its great oxidising capacity. This is why it is effective against bacteria and their spores, yeasts, moulds and even viruses. This is why it is not only used directly on food, but also as a disinfectant on all surfaces that come into contact with it. For example, in the soft drink industry it is commonly used in the pipes that transport the product before its final packaging.

At Solimix, a company dedicated to the manufacture, handling and packaging for third parties, we are very aware of the importance of the maximum certified guarantee in the food industry and that is why we are always up to date trying to incorporate the innovations to our processes. Contact us without any obligation if your company has needs that we can take care of in order to improve your product or final service.