The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) have approved the application from Pace International LLC for BioSpectra 100SC for citrus and stone fruit postharvest application for use as a fungal biocontrol.
The EPA joins the
the European Union and the World Health Organization in approving the technology for food preservation.
“BioSpectra 100SC is the first natural anti-fungal agent for the postharvest industry in the past 20 years and has shown very strong performance against a broad spectrum of postharvest fruit decays, particularly green mold, blue mold, gray mold, sour rot, brown rot and Mucor rot,” Rodrigo Cifuentes, vice president of marketing and business development at Pace International, said. “We take great pride in our ability to bring novel and high-value solutions to our customers and the fruit packing industry as we set our efforts in sustainably controlling decay, and therefore reducing overall food waste.”
Pace International is a subsidiary of Valent BioScience Corp. and collaborates with growers, packers and agricultural organizations to enhance, protect and preserve fruit and vegetable crops.
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Pace International LLC 5661 Branch Rd Wapato, WA 98951
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