How is hypochlorous acid used in produce processing?


Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) replaces water in produce washers for cleaning and sanitizing fruits and vegetables as a no-rinse sanitizer and prolongs the shelf-life. HOCl is used to sanitize equipment and work areas. HOCl can be applied via hoses or foggers to broadly sanitize large areas. Employees can step into foot bathes and be misted by HOCl when entering a processing facility.