Press Release

Birko Partners with Garden Cut on Food Safety Program

HENDERSON, Colo. – Birko, a leader in providing food safety solutions to the produce industry, has partnered with Garden Cut, a specialty division of Indianapolis Fruit, Indianapolis, IN.

Birko supplies Garden Cut with specialized sanitation chemistry, including:

  • CL33, an economical liquid self-foaming, chlorinated cleaner intended for use in high silicate water
  • 10-Chlor™, an EPA-registered 10% sodium hypochlorite bleach suitable for cleaning and sanitizing
  • Fomacid™, a concentrated, self-foaming acid cleaner used once monthly to flip the environment and lower the PH, and also brightens stainless steel
  • Way-Vos™, a low foaming, heavy duty liquid alkaline CIP cleaner containing water conditioners, wetting agents and corrosion inhibitors
  • Quadra-Quat™, a 7.5% active, four-way quaternary ammonium sanitizer/disinfectant

In addition, Birko worked with Garden Cut’s management and sanitation crew to develop best practices sanitation procedures as well as improved peracetic acid (PAA) dispensing by providing a more controlled pumping and monitoring mechanism.

“At Garden Cut we take pride in our mission to ‘Produce a Fresh Experience Together,’ “ said Production Manager Rebecca Contreras. “Partnering with Birko will allow us to better fulfill our mission and advance Garden Cut operations. We are focused on continual improvement, as well as exceeding all food safety recommendations and requirements. In addition to the highest quality chemistry, Birko’s professional services and expertise in food safety is the best in the industry.”

About Indianapolis Fruit / Garden Cut
Indianapolis Fruit Company supplies grocers and retailers in more than 14 Midwestern states with the freshest, safest and most enjoyable fruits, vegetables and other essential produce items on the market today. Family owned and operated since 1947, multiple generations have been dedicated to education, customer service and advancement in the produce industry. Garden Cut, Indianapolis Fruit’s specialty division, offers more than 400 varieties of fresh cut fruits, vegetables and unique products.