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Pre-Storage Treatments

Pre-storage treatment effectively sanitizes & disinfects for storage-ready potatoes.

PAA + Hydrogen Peroxide

About this treatment:

PAA (peroxyacetic acid) is a fungicide, bactericide, and algaecide that controls microbial activity on fruits and vegetables, minimizing product spoilage and enhancing shelf life. It is ideal for use in the sanitation of fruits and vegetables during processing and storage, and for the treatment of raw, unprocessed fruits and vegetables.

In industrial settings, it is used for disinfection, cleaning, and sanitation — including the control of staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli.


  • Antimicrobial solution for sanitization and disinfecting.
  • Low reactivity with organics and soils assures consistent dosage is available for microbial control.
  • Successfully applied in all major processing steps including multi-stage flumes, chill tanks, coolers and various washing equipment in fresh cut, post harvest and further processed facilities.
  • No pH control necessary—effective microbial control at acid to slightly alkaline pH.
  • Broad applicability to all vegetables and fruits, both whole and cut.
  • No rinse required.
  • Rapidly breaks down after use into water, oxygen and acetic acid.
  • Eliminates need for generation equipment, precursor chemicals and maintenance.
  • Reduced labor, water and chemical costs.
  • OMRI-listed for organic vegetable production.

PAA brands used:

Deccosan 5 EPA reg. # 63838-1-2792
Jet-Ag® EPA reg.# 81803-6Chemical Label & SDSLearn More
Jet-Oxide® EPA reg.# 54289-3-81803Chemical Label & SDS
Tsunami® EPA reg. # 1677-164

Chlorine Dioxide

About this treatment:

An antimicrobial pesticide for sanitization and disinfectant use.


  • Provides ultra-high, long-lasting, and broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity.

Chlorine Dioxide brands used:

Purogene®EPA reg.# 9804‐5Chemical Label & SDS

Phosphorous Acid

About this treatment:

A fungicide for the control of phytophthora, downey mildew, pythium, pink rot and other diseases on agricultural crops.

Phosphorous Acid brands used:

Resist 57EPA reg. # 82940-1Chemical Label & SDS

Bio Control Agent

About this treatment:

Bio-Save is an EPA registered, US-patented, certified-organic, post-harvest,
biological-decay-control agent. Bio-Save is labeled for post-harvest applications for the control and prevention of disease on a variety of fruits and vegetables that includes, among others: seed and storage white potatoes, and sweet potatoes.


  • Aids in the control of dry rot (Fusarium sambuci-num) and silver scurf (Helminthosporiumsolani) on potatoes.
  • Aids in the control of Penicillium sp. and gray mold (Botrytis cinerea) on sugar beets.
  • Aids in the control of Rhizopus soft rot (Rhizo-pus stolonifer) on sweet potatoes.

Bio Control Agent brands used:

Bio-Save®EPA reg.# 81803-5Chemical Label & SDSLearn More