Cleaning Fruits and Vegetables with Innovative Waterless Technology

Clēan Works’ Clean Verification process uses ultraviolet light, vaporized hydrogen peroxide, and ozone to kill up to 99.99% of pathogens.


Reduce cross-contamination and comply with government regulations and retail requirements for preventative control. Become more attractive to processors and larger retailers with Clēan and pathogen-free produce.

Packers & Processors

Eliminate pathogens for products without a cook step and increase shelf life. Prove you’re complying with government regulations and retail requirements for preventive control.


Protect the health of your customers and increase the shelf life of your products using a scientifically validated method for reducing pathogens. Prove to public health agencies that you’re complying with food safety regulations.


Eliminate pathogens, increase produce shelf life, and guarantee peace of mind, especially for produce imported from developing countries. Prove you’re complying with government regulations and retail requirements for preventive control.

Shipping & Warehouses

Enhance your disinfection protocols for high-pathogen surfaces. Decontaminate bins and boxes used in shipping and storage with easy-to-use technology that can be integrated into your existing processes.

“Produce is a high-risk commodity. Finally, there’s a scientifically validated alternative to washing. I think of Clēan Verification as a firewall between the field and the dinner plate.”


The Science Behind Our Technology

Traditional methods of cleaning produce, using chlorine washes, only offer a 50% contaminant reduction (0.5 log). Clēan Verification is up to 99.99% effective at killing harmful pathogens and mold. To put that into perspective, operating room sterility is 99.9% (3 log).

Benefits extend to all major players in the agri-food industry – growers, packers and processors, wholesalers, and retailers.

Not only does the Clēan Verification process reduce health risks, but it also increases the shelf life of produce by up to 25%.

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Awards & Recognition

Post-Harvest Washing Is No Longer a Viable Option for Decontaminating Produce


Fresh produce is a considerable source of foodborne illness outbreaks, such as E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria, and human parasites, among others. In the past, outbreaks of this nature were primarily limited to leafy greens, tomatoes, and cantaloupes. A recent trend, however, indicates that more diverse produce types (such as cucumbers and papayas) are being implicated.

While on-farm good agriculture practices (GAP) largely contribute to preventing such pathogens from entering the fresh produce chain, these practices simply cannot be relied on due to the nature of farming and food processing.

There is a clear need for interventions that can remove field and processing acquired contaminations. This is especially true since fresh produce is often eaten raw.


Clēan Verification is a decontamination treatment and alternative to traditional post-harvest washing, the latter of which provides limited and unpredictable decontamination efficacy. Post-harvest washing was once considered decontamination but is now understood to be a high-risk cross-contamination point.

Our process, using ultraviolet light, vaporized hydrogen peroxide, and ozone, kills up to 99.99% of pathogens and is more effective and consistent than traditional cleaning methods. Clēan Verification can be applied individually or sequentially to microbes on the surface and subsurface of fresh produce.

Continuous monitoring of critical limits is an added advantage to a process that virtually eliminates pathogens.

Clēan Works is a joint venture between Moyer’s Apple Products and Court Holdings Ltd. Moyer’s brings the grassroots understanding of the produce business and the drive to solve real-world problems for the industry. Court Holdings, a global manufacturer with a focus on innovation, brings the know-how to design processes and scale production. The Food Science Department at the University of Guelph has partnered with Clēan Works to test processes and share results in peer reviewed journals.

We won the 2019 International Association for Food Protection Food Safety Innovation Award.

Paul Moyer
Paul MoyerCo-Founder
Paul is a 9th-generation fruit farmer in the Niagara Peninsula, and the brain behind the innovative Clean Works technology. He is the co-owner of Moyers Apple Products, based in Beamsville, Ontario. His passion for innovation stems from his desire to provide pathogen-free products and reduce waste. Moyers Apple Products won the Mind to Market Award in 2018 from the Ontario Centre of Excellence (OCE) for its commitment to ensuring food safety. Paul is from Vineland, Ontario, and has a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Marketing from Auburn University, in Auburn, Alabama. He also has an associate’s degree in Microbiology, Economics and Agricultural Marketing from Alfred State College, SUNY (State University of New York) College of Technology, in Alfred, New York. He continues to revolutionize how we think about and act on food safety.
Mark Vanderveen
Mark VanderveenCEO
Mark is an enterprise leader and the muscle behind Clean Works’ operations. He is the President of Court Holdings Manufacturing and has over three decades of operational management experience in the manufacturing industry. His breadth of knowledge and enthusiasm for providing sustainable manufacturing solutions has allowed him to scale companies to meet national and global demands. He is a Chemical Engineering Technologist and holds an MBA from Athabasca University.
Mark and Paul won the prestigious IAFP Food Safety Innovation Award in 2019 for Clean Works’ positive impacts on food safety. His leadership and direction continue to move Clean Works’ innovative technology to expand beyond the food safety industry.