Monogram Clean Force Antimicrobial Fruit and Vegetable Treatment easily cleans and sanitizes for safer fresh produce.
EPA-registered and FDA cleared to reduce harmful pathogens on the surface of fresh-cut produce and helps bolster the appearance of your produce.
What claims does AFVT currently have?
AFVT carries claims for:
What is a raw agricultural commodity or RAC?
A RAC is a whole uncut fruit or vegetable. It is unprocessed and in its “natural” state.
What is a processed fruit or vegetable?
A processed fruit or vegetable is one that has been transformed from its raw or natural state and has been cut, sliced, chopped, blanched, cooked, frozen, peeled, etc.
What types of fruits and vegetables can AFVT be applied to?
AFVT may be applied to fruits such as oranges, lemons, limes, apples, pears, cherries, peaches, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. AFVT may be applied to vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, onions, lettuce, celery, spinach, broccoli, beans, peas, peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers.
See the product label for a full list of fruits and vegetables that this product may be used on.
Will AFVT prevent browning on apple slices?
At this time we do not have data indicating AFVT will prevent browning on apple slices.
Where may AFVT be used?
AFVT may be used in food establishments prepared for immediate consumption such as restaurants, cafeterias, food service operations, delis, kitchens and commissaries.
What water quality conditions can AFVT be used in?
AFVT is formulated to be used with room temperature potable water.
Is AFVT Kosher?
AFVT is approved by the Chicago Rabbinical Council (cRc).
Is AFVT organic?
AFVT is not currently organic and does not comply with NOP regulations. Customers processing organic foods should not use AFVT.
Can AFVT be used to sanitize shelled eggs?
AFVT is not approved for use on shelled eggs as a sanitizer.
What happens if you leave produce in AFVT for an extended period of time?
If you leave produce in AFVT OR water for too long, it will probably begin to wilt. We have tested AFVT for up to 5 minutes contact time without seeing significant wilting.
Will the customer save money on water or other utilities by using AFVT?
Most likely, the biggest potential cost savings from using AFVT is labor savings. The FDA Food Code gives two options for washing produce – either washing it under running, potable water, which can be very time consuming, or using a chemical wash. Saving even 20 minutes* of a minimum wage worker’s time should in most cases make up for the cost of one sink of product for the day.
* Based on calculations using standard case price and lowest dilutions oz/gal to find cost per 10 gal sink as compared to one hour of minimum wage.
Will the lactic acid in AFVT affect people with a dairy allergy?
Dairy allergies are reactions to select milk proteins. Individuals with dairy allergies would not react to lactic acid as it is not a protein.
Why aren’t commercial food processing facilities included in the use sites?
The consumption of fruits and vegetables from commercial food processing facilities were not included in the submissions to FDA during the clearance process and are therefore not part of the FDA clearance.
Does AFVT have clearances for use in other countries besides the US?
At this time, AFVT is in-process of being cleared on a country-by-country basis.