To sanitize or not to sanitize discussed on Veg-i-Trade mini-Symposium on Water in Fresh Produce Supply Chain

On April 24th, the issue of water management in fresh produce supply chain was discussed by Veg-i-Trade project partners together in a mini-Symposium with ca. 70 participants from industry, industry association and competent authorities in EU. The topics included the microbial status of irrigation water and risk Factors for transmission of pathogens to leafy greens, the pros and cons of various water treatment technologies, the do’s and don’ts of water disinfection in processing fresh-cut produce and the use of microbial risk assessment to set science-based guidelines for water quality in the fresh produce supply chain.