Until Fresh Produce Wash entered the market, washing salads, fruit and vegetables in a chlorine solution was a common way to kill bacteria and remove pesticides. The usual way of making up a chlorine solution was by dropping soluble chlorine sanitiser tablets into a sink of fresh water, waiting for them to dissolve, then throwing in the salads, fruit and vegetables you want to wash. After a soak time specified by the tablet manufacturer, the produce was drained and then rinsed.
Over the last few years, operators have seen a shift in customer menu choices. With the surge in superfoods, many customers are buying healthy and filling items that are not only fresh and crunchy, but can also fit around their increasingly busy lifestyles. With a shift from sandwiches to salads, supermarket giant Tesco reported that sales of their leafy salads rocketed by nearly 300% in the last year.