1. Spray directly on raw or fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, sprouts or spices and associated food contact surfaces.
2. Allow contact for 60 seconds or more. Surfaces that contact the fruit or vegetables, such as non-wood chopping blocks, countertops, or sinks.
3. A post application rinse is optional.
If you're concerned about potential health risks and environmental impact of prolonged, frequent use of household cleaners containing strong chemicals, natural disinfectants provide a suitable alternative. The best natural disinfectants include hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, hot water, and some essential oils.
Evidence suggests that many natural disinfectants can be as effective at killing germs as chemical cleaners like bleach.* In a 2018 study published in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, researchers found that hydrogen peroxide was more effective at killing some forms of bacteria than quaternary ammonium compounds, typically found in chemical disinfectants.
Peracetic acid is an organic chemical compound that is a very effective antimicrobial agent and is highly effective against a broad range of microorganisms.
* The 5 Best Natural Disinfectants to Kill Germs Effectively: Insider.Com/Health, 2020