Toronto – Agri-Neo offers its Neo-Pure, the first sanitizer approved for use on raw edible seeds in Canada.
The company says the current practice of sampling to detect contamination provides no preventative pathogen control.
In the field, all sanitizers are influenced by a number of variables such as soil level, initial microbial load, biofilm, application technique and weather. All these factors can potentially result in lower than advertised pathogen reduction.
But Neo-Pure still achieves 90% to 99.9% efficacy.
The product is a patent-pending powder formulation composed of food-grade organic-certified compounds derived from natural resources. When dissolved in water, Neo-Pure generates a novel sanitizer based on the active ingredient peracetic acid.
Peracetic acid is a more reactive form of vinegar (acetic acid) with a single additional oxygen.
After contact with microbes and food surfaces, peracetic acid biodegrades into water and carbon dioxide leaving no residue or change in nutrients or organoleptics.