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Food and Beverage

TURI has provided grants and performance testing services to help companies in the food and beverage industry reduce toxics, including Little Leaf Farms in Devens, Mass. The lettuce grower chose to use a high pressure washer to clean gutters rather than using harsh chemicals. See more in the video.

Watch the Little Leaf Farms Video: Lettuce Grows Greener

Finding Safer Ways to Clean and Sanitize

The following companies have also found safer ways to clean and/or sanitize:

  • Merrimack Ales, Lowell -- found safer ways to clean and sanitize brewery tanks.
  • Kettle Cuisine, Lynn - reduced the use of sodium hydroxide used for cleaning.
  • Cape Cod Chips, Hyannis - eliminated the use of two chemicals used to test frying oil.