Campden BRI sets up club to reduce chlorate levels in agriculture
Campden BRI is inviting companies to join a club project to investigate approaches to reduce chlorate levels in agricultural production and processing. The levels of chlorates in crops are of prime importance due to legal limits that are being introduced through EU legislation.
Research suggests that produce can contain chlorates at levels that exceed the new limits - for example, when chlorinating solutions have been used at both pre-harvest (irrigation) and post-harvest (washing) stages of production.
The project will:
The club will help the fresh produce industry to comply with legislative requirements and will be of interest to growers, produce marketing organisation, processors and retailers.
Participating companies have the opportunity to steer the project work. Project results will be shared amongst the project members who can exploit the findings. The chlorate club project will begin in June 2018 and run for at least one year.