JBT Corp., Chicago, partnered with SmartWash Solutions, Salinas, Calif., to start a new European alliance developed to bring an innovative combination of science, technology and engineering to fresh-cut produce processors in Europe.

SmartWash Solutions’ patented SmartWash delivers Pinpoint Process Control to food processing wash water systems, mitigating cross contamination while improving food safety. SmartWash Solutions anticipates further expansion with the leveraging of JBT resources in Europe and beyond, which will enable it to significantly scale-up activities.

Through our alliance with JBT, we will be able to make many more people in the industry aware of the benefits of SmartWash by leveraging the resources of JBT worldwide,” says Ewoud Buter, general manager of SmartWash Solutions BV, The Netherlands.

“Food safety is a mega-trend that will transform the marketplace over the next generation. We’re thrilled to partner with SmartWash Solutions and offer this breakthrough to our customers,” adds Carlos Fernandez, executive vice president and president, liquid foods, JBT.

The SmartWash solution is designed to increase and maximize the effectiveness of chlorine by combining chlorine-based washes with patented SmartWash chemistry. 

“The components of our patented SmartWash solution help to alleviate the challenges associated with fresh-cut produce, comprising a high level of pathogen control that allows us to mitigate the risk of cross contamination, and in the process, reduce the probability of outbreaks occurring,” says Buter. “The wash water used in fresh-cut processing can get extremely dirty, due to soils and other contaminants entering the system.”