September 27, 2022

 Traditional treatment protocols to assure the safety and quality of fresh produce continue to fall short. Anyone with an eye on the news will recall the pronounced uptick of E. Coli and Salmonella outbreaks affecting stores and major restaurants in recent years. Unfortunately, popular methods used to treat produce have failed to prevent these outbreaks. As scientists make strides towards more sustainable and effective methods, it has become necessary to call into question the existing processes. 

Pathogen infestation of fresh produce sickens millions and forces growers and retailers to recall and destroy billions of dollars of crops. Inferior treatment methods adversely impact food quality and cause vast quantities of safe food to spoil, creating billions of dollars in unrecoverable costs due to product shrink. Even as so many struggle with food insecurity across the globe, the huge environmental impact of wasted food creates a myriad of problems on its own. 

Growers, distributors and retailers of fresh produce have been searching for alternatives for years. With the goal of providing the industry and consumers around the globe with a safe, long-lasting, highly effective solution. Reveam has been working hard to perfect a method of food treatment which preserves the natural micronutrients of produce while eliminating 99.9+% of foodborne pathogens with 100% effective phytosanitary control. 

Reveam utilizes a food treatment technology referred to as ECP™, or Electronic Cold-Pasteurization™. ECP™ harnesses electricity to create a gentle shower of electrons to eliminate pests and pathogens and extend the shelf life of fresh produce without the use of toxic chemicals. 

ECP™ is a chemical-free, heat-free post-harvest treatment which sends an accelerated beam of ionizing electrons across fresh produce on high-speed conveyor belts. The produce only needs a split-second of exposure to the powerful beam to eliminate pests like fruit flies, pathogens like Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella and kill bacteria and molds that spoil food. This patented electron beam system also significantly extends the shelf life of produce without harming taste, color, odor, texture or the environment, and is recognized by leading industry experts as the only truly effective and environmentally-safe food treatment method available today. 

This stands in sharp contrast to some of the most widespread traditional food treatment processes, which involve the use of harsh and toxic chemicals like Methyl Bromide and Ethylene Oxide gas, both of which have been shown to cause cancer and other negative health effects. These chemicals heat produce, causing harmful effects on the environment through ozone-depletion, and have also consistently failed to prevent major outbreaks. Furthermore, subjecting produce to this heat-induced treatment reduces freshness and can cause significant food loss. Due to these concerns, governments around the world are mandating the phasing out of these processes, and Electronic Cold-Pasteurization™ stands alone as the clear choice for the industry going forward as the safest, most effective and most efficient form of treatment. 

Reveam looks forward to extending our technology to additional fresh foods as we work with global regulators and organizations to scale our operations. 

 

About Reveam 

Reveam is dedicated to replacing dangerous chemicals and outdated treatment methods by providing a proprietary solution to the food industry and beyond. Operating out of its Atlanta, GA headquarters and Rio Grande Valley, TX Electronic Cold-Pasteurization™ (ECP™) processing facility, the company works with growers, customs brokers, wholesalers, distributors, food service providers and retailers to improve safety and quality across the produce supply chain. Patented ECP™ and comprehensive logistics services enable Reveam to eliminate harmful pests, extend product shelf-life, enhance fresh food taste and appearance and reduce compliance costs. Learn more at www.reveam.com 

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