HMC Farms Adds SmartWash Solutions® to State-of-the-Art Grape Wash Line
SALINAS, CA - Racking up new partners left and right, SmartWash Solutions® is taking the produce industry by storm and bringing its innovative offerings with it. Most recently, the company announced that HMC Farms would be using SmartWash’s technology at its Kingsburg, California, facility for its grape wash line.
"This is the first SmartWash installation in a plant dedicated to fruit processing, and we’re very excited to see the tight controls and efficiency we’ve been able to generate for HMC Farms," said Steven Swarts, Director of Business Development at SmartWash Solutions. "Key components to our system include our Automated SmartWash Analytical Platform (ASAP) that continually monitors and adjusts wash water chemistry levels so the minimal amount of chemicals are needed to maintain safety levels, and downtime is reduced. In addition, plant managers receive real-time information through our PPDL 2020 data management system."
SmartWash provides its partners with organic and conventional food wash enhancers, integrated package of process control equipment, customer service partnership, and data management in order to help control cross contamination. According to a press release, through its services, SmartWash improves not only wash line efficiency, but also saves its customers time and money.
"With the SmartWash equipment and new Process Pro Data Live (PPDL) 2020 in place, we now have increased visibility and management of our CCP process wash systems. Additionally, the system has maintained effectiveness and stability at all times, causing zero downtime for many months now," reports Maxwell Cawley, Chief Operating Officer at HMC Farms.
The new wash line at HMC includes an ultraviolet light disinfection system that enhances the SmartWash system to further reduce cross contamination.
At a time when food safety is a major focus for consumers everywhere, SmartWash's technology provides an added layer of reassurance.
As SmartWash continues to form new partnerships and unveil new innovations, AndNowUKnow will continue to report.