Reduce chlorate levels in agriculture
The levels of chlorates in crops will soon be subject to legal limits being introduced through EU legislation. We are inviting companies to join a club project to investigate approaches to reduce chlorate levels in agricultural production and processing.
The project will begin in June 2018. It will:
- Establish the effects of varying chlorinating agents on the chlorate levels of crop types both pre-harvest and post-harvest
- Identify the use of alternative post-harvest washes that can be used to reduce chlorate levels
- Compare the effects of novel/alternative produce washes and rinses that can reduce chlorate levels in leafy salads and other ready-to-eat products