We’re proud that the first-ever winner of Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Science & Technology Circle of Excellence Award was SmartWash Solutions — a subsidiary of Taylor Farms. PMA Chief Science Officer Dr. Bob Whitaker presented the inaugural award to SmartWash Solutions President Jim Brennan at PMA’s Tech Knowledge conference earlier this month in Monterey, California.
SmartWash was given this award because its products and services harness science and technology to help address major industry challenges, and the company serves the industry as a volunteer leader.
“The SmartWash team is honored to be the inaugural recipient of PMA’s Science & Technology Circle of Excellence Award,” SmartWash Solutions President Jim Brennan said. “The SmartWash story started in 2006, after the spinach outbreak, as a small skunk works in a corner of a shuttered food processing facility with the sole focus to eliminate produce outbreaks. SmartWash Solutions was born from this effort. We endeavor to earn the trust that our customer partners place in our team to help them wash produce safely and efficiently every day. PMA’s recognition will put a little more bounce in the step of all the SmartWash team members.”
SmartWash Solutions offers a comprehensive food safety system that focuses on the science, technology, and engineering to prevent waterborne cross contamination. While enhancing the food safety program of fresh produce packers and fresh-cut processors is the priority, SmartWash products have also been proven to increase process control, reduce operational costs, and provide a safer work environment. With the best data management system available in the industry, SmartWash is able to stay a step ahead of issues while also helping to provide valuable information to the food safety and operations teams, which is why Taylor Farms is proud to work with SmartWash and have its technology in our facilities.