Aquentium, has filed a trademark application for #1 Patriot Food Safe Fruits and Vegetables, its food safety process for the protection of fresh food products, with the United States Patent Trademark Office and is planning to license the process on a global basis.
The company says that #1 Patriot Food Safe Fresh Fruits and Vegetables will be used by Aquentium's wholly owned subsidiary, Food Safe.
Food Safe has developed food safety processes that kill pathogens and bacteria. According to the company, this process also removes pesticides and can guarantee not only a food-safe product at the processing and packing levels, but also all the way through the transportation and distribution channels until the product is delivered to the customer.
"One of the most important elements of the food safety system is its ability to extend the shelf life of a product an additional 10 to 30 days. Considering that over 25-35 per cent of a grower's fresh fruits, vegetables and produce never reach an end-user, the extension of the life cycle of a perishable product is extremely beneficial to all parties, including the consumer or any end-user," stated Food Safe CEO William Karney.
According to the US Department of Agriculture, less than 2 per cent of all fruits and vegetables are pathogen, or 'germ' free, at the initial packing point, with greater risk of pathogen growth during the distribution cycle.
"Our plan is to also file foreign applications that take advantage of the provisions of the International (Paris) Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property," stated Aquentium president Mark Taggatz.