Produce Products

Birko’s environmentally-friendly formulas for produce are generally recognized as safe (GRAS) and include antimicrobial interventions. Birko also carries specific products for fruit and vegetable plant sanitation.

Create a Shield of Protection Around Your Product and Process

Birko’s comprehensive chemistry solutions effectively fight Salmonella, Listeria, E. coli and other foodborne pathogens. Birko carries a complete line of antimicrobial interventions for reducing pathogens on produce, in addition to general and multi-purpose cleaners, sanitizers and disinfectants, as well as special purpose chemicals. We also carry antimicrobial hand soaps and hand sanitizers, useful in helping workers comply with GMPs in the field, packing sheds and processing facilities.


Comprehensive Chemistry Solutions for Produce

These specialty chemical formulations are effective for pathogen reduction and plant sanitation.

A. Entryway Sanitation & Boot Washing Systems

Quadra-Quat—A 7.5% active, four-way quaternary ammonium sanitizer/disinfectant

Ultra-Quat—A 10% active, four-way quaternary ammonium sanitizer/disinfectant

Entry Foam—A self-foaming, general-purpose cleaner and doorway foam with quat

Algae Guard Quat Blocks— Inhibits growth of algae, mildew, slime, fungus and bacteria in cooler unit condensate pans

Iodine Rings/Blocks— Use in drains and condensate pans as a cleaning, deodorizing, anti-clog and anti-soil buildup device.

Pow-Quat™Moderate foaming, powdered quat-based cleaner especially formulated for floors, with anti-slip agent for added traction

TerraGrip™A sodium free, powdered quat-based cleaner especially formulated for floors

B. Antimicrobial Mixing Stations & Antimicrobial Chemicals

Birkoside MP-2—Fast acting PAA-based antimicrobial intervention

Birk-Ox — An EPA-registered 5.6% active per acetic acid liquid that can be added to process water to prevent cross contamination

Veggiexide—A broad spectrum antimicrobial for direct application to produce during processing

C. Hand Soaps, Sanitizers, Air Fresheners & Insecticides

Big Red—A bacteriostatic hand soap to hold gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria in check; can be diluted to reduce costs

Little Red—An economical and mild antimicrobial hand soap designed for frequent use without irritation

Challange—An economical hand soap designed for use in all dispensers

Sani-Clean—A sanitizing liquid hand soap containing quaternary ammonium compounds

Alpet® D2—An isopropyl/quat based formula that sanitizes in 60 seconds and disinfects in five minutes

D. Cleaning & Sanitation Chemicals

Foam Chlor 535—Liquid self-foaming, chlorinated cleaner

CL33— An economical liquid self-foaming, chlorinated cleaner intended for use in high silicate water

Chlorofoam— Premium liquid heavy-duty, self-foaming chlorinated clear

Cir Tec CLQR— A non-foaming chlorinated alkaline concentrated cleaner intended for use in CIP applications to remove protein-based soils

Ultra Niter— A non-foaming CIP acid containing water, nitric acid, phosphoric acid and a surfactant for increased wetting and soil dispersion

Fomacid— A concentrated, self-foaming acid cleaner containing a blend of mineral acids plus heavy-duty surfactants in an all-in-one cleaner and brightener

Acid Brite #2—Designed to remove mineral deposits in facilities with hard water

Shine-A-Line—A phosphoric acid cleaner with corrosion inhibitors, surfactants and rinse aids to neutralize soaps, remove hard water scale and rust

Liquik® 20—A high-foaming, low-alkalinity detergent with solvents for maximum cleaning efficiency and enhanced worker safety

Liquik 2® Nu Blu™—A self-foaming, general-purpose cleaner that effectively loosens and removes soils

Way-Vos—A low foaming, heavy duty liquid alkaline CIP cleaner containing water conditioners, wetting agents and corrosion inhibitors

Cir-Q-Late—Strongly alkaline liquid blend of caustic, surface-active agents, dispersants and chelants designed for use as a heavy-duty CIP

Birk-Ox — An EPA-registered 5.6% active peracetic acid liquid post-rinse sanitizer for cleaned surfaces

Quadra-Quat—A 7.5% active, four-way quaternary ammonium sanitizer/disinfectant

10-Chlor—An EPA-registered 10% sodium hypochlorite bleach, suitable for cleaning and sanitizing

E. Specialty Chemicals

Sterilex® Ultra Kleen CW-502 HF Powder—A foaming drain cleaner

Sterilex® Ultra Disinfectant Cleaner Solution I and Ultra Kleen Liquid Cleaner Solution II—Biofilm removal products for deep cleaning of processing equipment

Wax-Oft —Specialty cleaner formulated to remove fruit and vegetable waxes from conveyor brushes and other processing equipment

Pow-R-Scrub— Low foaming solvent-based cleaner and degreaser suitable for use in floor scrubbers; effective in removing forklift marks from warehouse floors


Plant Audits—Thorough in-plant sanitation audits

HACCP Protocols / SSOPs—Development of custom Standard Sanitation Operating Procedures

Sanitation Programs—Expert consultation and recommendations for addressing your specific, ongoing sanitation needs

Wastewater Treatment