As is known, the peel of fruits and raw vegetables, while having high contents of vitamins and mineral salts, contains on the surface many microbes, bacteria and other polluting substances originating from the fertilizers employed in the production, as well as from various birds, animals, and insects, atmospheric agents, etc. Tossing fruits and vegetables into baskets or boxes may not leave visible bruises and damage, but decay will begin under the skin. Seemingly sturdy vegetables such as sweet potatoes are actually quite tender and will not store well if bruised. Endemic in nature so impossible to predict where it will occur next. The largest issue facing the fruit & vegetable industry is improving the shelf life of the produce Chlorine dioxide is an excellent product for washing vegetables. It has the ability to kill spores, fungi, and viruses at low concentrations. Chlorine dioxide is a proven product that can be used to solve many food-related problems. It does not affect taste, odor or appearance.