Save Foods, an agri-food-tech company focused on developing and selling eco-friendly products specifically designed to extend the shelf life and ensure food safety of fresh fruits and vegetables, today announced that its wholly-owned Israeli subsidiary, Save Foods Ltd., was granted a patent by the Israeli Patent Office for its new generation of natural disinfecting composition and method to protect edible matter from decay, which is designed to extend shelf life and reduce waste. This is Save Foods’ fourth issued patent in Israel and seventh globally.
Save Foods’ core applications are eco-friendly post-harvest treatments for fruits and vegetables. Its proprietary technologies reduce the need for conventional post-harvest fungicide by at least 50% - in some cases entirely - and can reduce food loss due to spoilage by up to 50%. Crops currently being treated account for billions of dollars in sales around the world, and include citrus fruit, avocado, pears, mango and bell peppers.
“Israel is a world-leader in agricultural technologies and a major exporter of fresh produce; our natural disinfecting products significantly extend shelf life and reduce waste, substantially expanding growers’ potential market reach,” said Dr. Neta Matis, Save Foods Ltd. Company’s Israeli subsidiary VP of R&D, regarding the announcement. “Israel is a key jurisdiction for us to protect our proprietary technologies, and this patent is further validation of our technology and an important step in building an IP portfolio that ensures food safety and reduces waste globally.”
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