Draining of treated fruit bins pre-storage
- Apples that have been treated with a chemical or mixture of chemicals after harvest need to be placed on a hard standing for a period to allow the bins to drain prior to loading into store.
- This will minimise the amount of liquid accumulating on the store floor during loading and will reduce the hazard that slippery floors present to fork-lift operators.
- Additionally, drainage of excess liquid will minimise any potential injury from solutions containing DPA or calcium. The excess liquid should be collected and disposed of safely and legally.