“The [AiroCide] trial field test showed a dramatic and rapid ethylene reduction, along with the benefit of airborne microbial reduction.”
Based on these test results, Airocide is now standardized equipment for Del Monte Fresh avocado storage at all of its facilities.Ross McKenney, VP of Quality Assurance
Del Monte Fresh Produce Coral Gables, FL
Con Airocide el ambiente del cuarto de prensado se mantiene con conteos muy bajos de Hongos y Levaduras, esto nos ayuda a minimizar la incidencia de la presencia de dichos microorganismos en nuestros productos.
Gerente Investigación y Desarrollo – Grupo Navarro
Actualmente los equipos de purificación de aire de la marca Airocide nos han sido de vital importancia para incrementar la vida de anaquel de nuestros productos, logrando con ellos satisfacer a nuestros clientes en el continente asiático y europeo.
Gerente General – FreshJAL
En 2015 comenzamos a utilizar Airocide en nuestros cuartos de pre frio y conservación con la finalidad de proteger la inocuidad de nuestra fruta y combatir problemas de maduración, teniendo un valioso retorno de inversión.
COO – Comercial Agrícola La Viña
Nos es grato manifestarle el alto grado de satisfacción que hemos alcanzado en nuestra empresa. Con la implementación del equipo de Airocide, el cual nos ha permitido cubrir nuestras necesidades que son las siguientes.
Nuestros embarques por tierra llegan al destino en mejores condiciones.
Reducción de esporas de moho y bacterias en nuestros cuartos fríos que afectan la maduración de nuestros productos.
Greenhouse Company de México SA de CV
Yes the Airoclean420 systems are working very well, the mold has disappeared from the grow, it was like magic that soon as I put up the last one the mold was gone! Excellent product I have recommended to many of my colleague.
Owner – NaturesAZ Medicines
“Uncompromising quality is what DiMare Fresh is all about -The AiroCide system in our cooler keeps the air incredibly clean and reduces mold. You can smell the difference.”Tom Bruno, Director of Operations
DiMare Fresh -Tampa, FL
“AiroCide is saving me an estimated $3K to $4K a month in my 385,000 ft cooler. Last year in the same cooler we had some shrink issues with peaches and stone fruit, but since we installed the AiroCide units this year our spoilage is reduced”Chris Ford, Distribution Leadership
Whole Foods Market – South Region
“Since installing AiroCide, it has enhance our specialty produce items and in turn we are getting extended shelf life on many of our items, needless to say we are happy with the performance of AiroCide”.Coosemans Worldwide
A leader in the Canadian fruits and vegetables industry for over nine decades, Courchesne Larose Ltd, constantly pursues the most excellence freshness and diversity from field to plate which most certainly has hallmarked its evolution. VicePresident, Administration and Operations, explains the reason they decided on AiroCide was “the technology is not only completely safe for our workers but efficient in enhancing shelf life of our produce”Denis Pageau, VP, Administration & Operations
Agropur, headquartered in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada is the Canadian dairy industry leader, with $3.4 billion in annualized sales. They operate 27 plants and numerous distribution centers and offices across Canada, and in the U.S. and Argentina. Processing over 3 billion liters of milk annually, they offer an impressive array of products, including such popular brands as Québon, Oka, Sealtest, Natrel, Island Farms, Yoplait, La Lacteo, Trega and Schrœder. The efficacy of the AiroCide technology has met their food safety air sanitation expectations.Daniel Auclair, Quality Control Supervisor
Agropur Division Natrel
Crunch Pak is the industry leader in fresh sliced apples. They are committed to providing the highest quality organic and conventional sliced apples in the market The food safety and quality assurance program at Crunch Pak has been built to continuously control any potential hazards from farm to table. Every step is taken to ensure Crunch Pak products are the safest they can be, while maintaining consistent taste and texture. AiroCide PPT enhances their food safety and quality assurance programOzgur Koc – Director of R&D
The Ontario Food Terminal in Toronto owns and operates the largest wholesale fruit and produce distribution center in Canada and ranks in the top five by volume wholesale fruit and produce distribution centers in North America. Their decision to implement the AiroCide air sanitation food safety technology was driven mainly by positive feedback they had received from other Toronto perishable companies. “So far the AiroCide units are working great. My citrus room looks great.”Gary Da Silva, Operations Manager
Ontario Food Terminal
“We believe it is the finest Food Safety Sanitation system using the most stateof-the-art technology”Scott Dennis, VP of Business Development
AiroCide air sanitation is in operation at the W. Newell & Co. because of their commitment to air quality improvement and superior efforts for food safety, quality assurance and shelf-life extension. The specialty produce company has been using AiroCide in its 155,000 ft2 state-of-the-art produce facility in Champaign, IL since it opened in 2005. The new company combines SUPERVALU’s long-standing heritage in produce, extensive knowledge of produce retailing, and market-leading position in food distribution and takes its name from Winston & Newell, SUPERVALU’s parent company, which started selling produce in 1937.
AiroCide was decided on because “this proven state of the art system will enable us to pursue our objective to provide our customers with the highest quality and freshest products as well as ensuring a safe, clean and healthy environment for our employees”Sébastien Alix, President & CEO
At Ippolito Fruit and Produce, they take extreme care to ensure the freshness and safety of their products. Extensive food safety programs are in place from growing through packing and shipping, including AiroCide Air Sanitation Their program is available for review through Primus Labs.Their packaging facility, based out of Burlington Ontario, operates 364 days a year. The Burlington location is a state of the art refrigerated produce processing, storage and warehousing facility. They also operate a 20,000 sq. foot facility in Montreal Quebec, as well as a wholesale facility at the Ontario Food Terminal.Steve Dimen – Operation Manager
“We sell a lot of items that give off ethylene gas and a lot of items that are harmed by ethylene gas, and while we keep them as separate as possible gas obviously spreads easily. We initially started off just searching for an ethylene absorbers, and in our research we found AiroCide. Since AiroCide claimed to fix both ethylene and mold spore issues we decided to look further into it. We noticed on their website, some of the people we do business with were already using AiroCide so we called them up for references and everyone we spoke to had good things to say about their results. We then decided AiroCide was the answer to our problems.Stefanie Katzman
“The Airocide systems installed this spring has immediately reduced mold and yeast air sample counts.”Joe Chyka, Manager Quality Assurance Yogurt Division
“I thought I was going crazy, there was such a difference in the quality of my produce. My oranges and grapes have a lot less mildew than they used to. Then I learned it was our new AiroCide PPT system that was doing the trick.”Clarence Harry, Produce Manager
The (AiroCide) technology keeps many of our products (hot peppers, mushrooms, and Brussels sprouts in particular) fresher longer and decreases shrink. We also have no more noticeable mold on cooler surfaces anymore. I would recommend AiroCide PPT to any store.”Brian Rogue – Assistant Produce Team Leader
Whole Foods Market – Providence, RI
“I installed the AiroCide units in our cold rooms and office areas. I am impressed with the AiroCide performance and have several businesses in the area who have visited our facility to take a look at the AiroCide technology. The benefits I noticed were the difference in the odors and how their products last longer.”Jerry Garcia – Operations Manager
London Fruit – Pharr, TX
“We are excited to offer to our customers the AiroCide Technology throughout the facility, purifying the air by eliminating airborne pathogens, molds and ethylene gas.”Mike Kirby, General Manager
“For your info- we had a fairly good season with the sea borne AiroCide units, we liked them well enough that the 8 we installed are being dismantled to be reinstalled on different vessels for 2007.”Richard Yudin
“Since we installed the AiroCide devices in our greenhouse tomato packing house, there has been a dramatic decrease in mold. The technology is definitely working for us.”Kees Rodenburg, General Packhouse Mgr
“The fans in the tomato room (where AiroCide is operating) were not even half as dirty or moldy as the fans in the other rooms in the warehouse, which were pretty ugly. This saved time and money on cleaning.”Mark Penner, Warehouse Manager
Pro Organics: A SunOpta Company – Burnaby, BC
“We do regular air testing at Stonyfield Farm and the results in our microbiology lab show reduced bacteria and yeast since installing AiroCide.”Jean Duval, Lab Director
Stonyfield Farm, Inc. Londonderry, NH
“The first few days after installing and activating the AiroCide units were critical when it came to noticing the impact it had on the quality of air. Some of the employees would ask me if the freshness of the air had anything to do with the machines that were hanging from the ceiling and of course I confirmed their suspicions. The installation of the units was very simple and the effectiveness was impressive. I’m confident that our customers will take note of the betterment in quality and prolonged life of their product”.Luis Martinez, Facilities Mgr.
“Botrytis control is about 30% [with AiroCide] and odors in our cooler are purified. The ozone emissions before AiroCide caused employee fatigue. Now, with AiroCide, the efficiency of our workers is higher. “Roberto Nevado
Juice Harvest/Evolution Fresh Corporation is a California based all natural fruit juice processor and fresh cut fruit private label co packer whose priority is freshness above all else. Due to the nature of their operation, IAQ is critical as is the need to protect their product from airborne mold and bacteria. After researching a number of air sanitation systems, their team determined that AiroCide was most appropriate for their use due not only to its efficacy, but also specifically to its non-ozone generating feature. They now have implemented the AiroCide Air Sanitation system throughout their facility.Vasavi Vickram/Quality Assurance
Juan Covarrubias/Operations Manager
“I am very happy with the technology and would recommend the AiroCide system to other businesses. The reason we purchased the system was for bacterial control for our coolers. What I notice is, there is no mold. The odors are not there anymore, and shelf-life is longer.”Phil Dawson, President
Sling Shot Transportation – Brooklyn, MI
“I think AiroCide PPT should be installed in the large prepared foods coolers at our store. In fact, my Produce Coordinator told me that all our stores need this technology.”Mark Boulanger
Produce Team Leader – Hadley, MA
“We installed AiroCide after suffering damage from hurricane Wilma and in four months, I haven’t lost a single item to shrink, or deterioration. In just these four months, I am already seeing my return on investment and I am very happy with this system.”Paul Graff
The Produce Connection – Miami, FL
“Visitors of the food bank had a facial expression of bewilderment! When asked why, they replied, they noticed a difference in the odor compared to their food bank facilities and he agreed. Every dollar is important to us.You do have a good product and it is working well for us.”Bill McKnight – Director of Operations
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
“AiroCide has cut my shrink in the last year by 24% and paid for itself in six (6) months! Our mushrooms are staying whiter longer; our leaf items are more supple and moist. There also is not as much spotting on our melons and we haven’t thrown out a strawberry since we implemented the system.”Lee Pittman, President
Dixie Produce – Chattanooga, TN
“We have no cross contamination,” Mr. Karo went on to say. Each room contains an Airocide unit, which removes contaminants such as bacteria from the air. “We are one of the few cold storages in this area using this technology,” he added. In addition to storage of commodities such as avocados, apples, blueberries, cherries, pears, stone fruit, grapes and mangos, use of the Airocide unit enables the company to store kiwi and pineapple.Steve Karo
Garrison Cold Storage
“The AiroCide technology is an excellent piece of protection against airborne contamination in any wine production or storage facility.”Andrew Schweiger, Winemaker
Schweiger Vineyards – St. Helena, CA
“We had 54 cases of organic raspberries that were in the cooler for an extended amount of time over the Thanksgiving holiday. I was AMAZED that every day the berries were fresh and still viable. Out of the 54 cases, I did not lose one single berry to shrink!”Produce Team Leader
Whole Foods Market – Atlanta, GA
“AiroCide PPT has made a big improvement in the quality of my flowers. I no longer have mold issues and my customers get flowers that stay fresher, longer. I recommend any floral professional looking for new ways to ensure top-quality products try the AiroCide PPT.”Dave Euston, Branch Manager
Pittsburgh Cut Flower Co. -Erie, PA
“AiroCide PPT extends the vase life of our flowers dramatically. Airborne mold/fungi was reduced to zero in a study in our Ecuador propagation laboratory.”Peter Ullrich, Chairman
“We are very happy with the AiroCide technology”Charles Gendrot, Winemaker
Kluge Estate Winery – Charlottesville, VA
I’ve never seen as dramatic a turnaround as in our Allentown floral distribution center. This facility was experiencing severe environmental problems before AiroCide PPT was installed. The difference in the quality and shelf-life extension is remarkable. I am very happy with the performance of AiroCide.Paul Zieger, Owner
Zieger & Sons, Inc.
“We noticed a dramatic drop in moldy odor in the wine caves after just 2 days of running the AiroCide PPT systems”Andy Erickson, Winemaker
Hartwell Vineyards – Napa, CA
“As we developed plans for our new food business incubation facility, we wanted to implement best practices in all aspects of our operation. It is well-recognized in industry that minimizing the potential for airborne contamination is an important component of an effective food safety program, as this can minimize the potential incidence of product contamination by pathogens. Furthermore, the minimization of airborne microorganisms will generally result in an extension of raw material shelf life, and result in improvements in quality and a reduction in food waste.” The AiroCide system is installed in their microbiology and chemistry labs, the test kitchen, food processing rooms, and in the perishable food storage areas of the Rutgers FIC facility.Lou Copperhouse – Director
Rutgers Innovation Food Center
NASA Spinoff Air Purifiers Eliminate Pathogens, Preserve Food NASA-funded researchers produced an ethylene reduction device for a plant growth unit. KES Science and Technology Inc. licensed the technology and partnered with Akida Holdings, which now markets it as AiroCide. According to the company, it is the only air purifier that completely destroys airborne bacteria, mold, fungi, mycotoxins, viruses, volatile organic compounds (like ethylene), and odors. What’s more, the devices have no filters and produce no harmful byproducts, such as the ozone created by some filtration systems. www.sti.nasa.gov/ttoNASA