Frequently Asked Questions
How does your product work?
1. Moisture accelerates the spoilage of meat. Meat emits ammonia and nitrogen, which in turn further accelerates the spoilage.
RD FRESH absorbs water (H2O), ammonia (NH3) and nitrogen (N).
2. Fish emits carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide and ammonia.
RD FRESH absorbs carbon dioxide (CO2), hydrogen sulfide, (H2S) and ammonia (NH3)
3. Produce emits ethylene gas, which accelerates the ripening and spoilage of other produce.
RD FRESH absorbs this ethylene gas.
RD Fresh is a 100% Natural Refrigeration Dehumidifier that dramatically improves the shelf life of food by absorbing moisture and other contaminates that contribute to spoilage. RD Fresh uses a proprietary mix of zeolites with a unique 3-dimensional structure similar to a honeycomb. Moisture and gas molecules move freely into this “honeycomb” and are then “trapped” there rather than on the surface of the food, ensuring that you are always serving a fresher, healthier, and safer food product.
What are Zeolites, is your product safe? Do you have MSDS Sheets Available?
Zeolites were formed from ancient volcanic ash flows settling in seas and lakes. This unique group of naturally-occurring minerals is often referred to as "molecular sieves". Zeolite is the world’s only mineral with a naturally-occurring negative charge. Zeolites simply lock & hold many positive ions, absorbing a multitude of environmental contaminants such as sodium, potassium; barium and calcium, and positively charged groups such as water and ammonia
Our 100% all natural mineral product is completely safe in any environment.Component minerals are used in aqua filters, agriculture and even make-up.OSHA has determined that zeolite products are: Stable, Non-Toxic, Non Corrosive, Non Flammable, Not Caustic and Non Irritating as per Federal Hazardous Substances Act (15 CFR 1500).RD FRESH minerals are all 100% recyclable to the earth.
RD FRESH minerals are enclosed in DuPont Tyvek® bags for super strength and permeability!
DuPont Tyvek® is made from 100% high-density polyethylene to protect package integrity.DuPont Tyvek® bags meet the U. S. FDA requirements for use in direct contact with food.DuPont Tyvek® bags are considered by OSHA non-hazardous under Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).DuPont Tyvek® bags can be recycled directly to Dupont, truly making RD FRESH a 100% recyclable product with a purely positive impact to our planet.
What are the benefits for me to use it?
Our Products Absorbs up to 55% of its weight in humidity, Increases the shelf life of food up to 50%, Reduces the transfer of food odors, Reduces the spread of bacteria and cross contamination, Reduces refrigeration temperatures 3-5 degrees, Reduces refrigeration cycles extending the life of the compressor, Reduces refrigeration costs up to 15%, plus it SAVES YOU MONEY and HELPS SAVE OUR ENVIRONMENT!!!
Can you validate your claims?
Office of the Chief Economist, United States Department of Agriculture
How much food waste is there in the United States and why does it matter?
In the United States, food waste is estimated at between 30-40 percent of the food supply. This estimate, based on estimates from USDA’s Economic Research Service of 31 percent food loss at the retail and consumer levels, corresponded to approximately 133 billion pounds and $161 billion worth of food in 2010. This amount of waste has far-reaching impacts on food security, resource conservation and climate change:
Wholesome food that could have helped feed families in need is sent to landfills.
The land, water, labor, energy and other inputs used in producing, processing, transporting, preparing, storing, and disposing of discarded food are pulled away from uses that may have been more beneficial to society – and generate impacts on the environment that may endanger the long-run health of the planet.
Food waste, which is the single largest component going into municipal landfills, quickly generates methane, helping to make landfills the third largest source of methane in the United States. (20x worse than CO2)
Food spoilage is due to bacteria proliferation in the food… and the biggest cause of bacteria proliferation according to the FDA is simply moisture…
EVALUATION AND DEFINITION OF POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOODS –Chapter 3. Factors that Influence Microbial Growth; 2.1. Moisture content Micro-organisms need water in an available form to grow in food products. The control of the moisture content in foods is one of the oldest exploited preservation strategies.
As noted by the Food Engineering Directorate, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Center… "It is clear from these studies that ethylene absorber filters … should be used in all fruit and vegetable storage areas in order to ensure maximum shelf life at an affordable cost."
As noted by the U.S. Department of Energy… "Desiccants can work in concert with chillers… by allowing chillers To cool low-moisture… In some applications, desiccants can cut cooling loads and peak demand by as much as 50 percent"
As noted by the BRITISH ZEOLITE ASSOCIATION... "Zeolites contribute to a cleaner, safer environment in a great number of ways. In fact nearly every application of zeolites has been driven by environmental concerns, or plays a significant role in reducing waste and energy consumption."
How long will your products last?
Our Home Products, VegieFresh and FoodFresh, are designed to last 90 days in your home refrigerator.
Our Commercial Product, RD FRESH, is designed to last 30 days in your Walk-In Refrigeration Units.
Our Dry Age Steak Product is designed to last between 20 to 30 pounds of meat.
TransportFresh has many variables, so please contact us to discuss your particular needs.
Please remember to cut your bags open when your done and sprinkle the minerals in your lawn, plants, or garden to use a fertilizer.
Do you have competition?
Baking Soda... Greatest Marketing Gimmick of all time.... packed soda in a cardboard box... once the cardboard gets moist and touches the powder next to it....DONE!!! THERMAL INERTIA...
Blu Apple...Seriously... we use 4 OUNCES for 90 Days and they claim 1/2 an ounce will last 90 Days...LOL... Now they want to charge you more for Activated Carbon, something we have used for OVER 10 YEARS. What is in the original Blu Apple?? No listed minerals on their website...No MSDS Sheets??? Let's not forget THERMAL INERTIA...
But wait...now Blu Apple is offering you a Hydro Bag to order with your Blu Apple... STILL NO WHERE CLOSE TO THE VALUE AND QUALITY OF VEGIEFRESH!!! FYI... are you really going to wash out a plastic bag, let it dry, and try to use it again? Can you say BACTERIA!
DEBBIE MEYER GREEN BAGS... Are plastic bags infused with zeolites... about 1/1000th of the zeolites we use... Like the Blu Apple Hydro Bags... wash and reuse.. I think NOT!
Dualplex Fruit & Veggie Life Extender Liner.... No claim on how long it will last... wash when it gets dirty and good as new... NO CAN DO!!
Some use panels that are attached directly to the ceiling, not suspended from the ceiling like RD FRESH. Limited air flow means limited effectiveness .... are using a single mineral which they do not even identify. RD FRESH uses a combination of 4 different minerals clearly identified for a multi-faceted solution for specific applications
.... use cotton or burlap bags to encase their minerals. RD FRESH uses DuPont TyVek which is FDA approved for direct contact with food.... use "minerals" which they call Saugin and / or Guerite… a simple check of any mineral list will reveal that no such minerals exist
.... cannot supply MSDS sheets. RD FRESH MSDS sheets are clearly displayed and are even printable directly from our website. click here to view...use a "hybrid" of zeolite and potassium permanganate
... Potassium Permanganate is on a number of "hazard lists" such as New Jersey and Pennsylvania... and even the EPA issues serious warnings about the substance.
Potassium Permanganate is on the Hazardous Substance List because it is cited by DOT and EPA. www.epa.gov/ogwdw/mdbp/pdf/alter/chapt_5.pdf... "Potassium permanganate is toxic and irritating to skin and mucous membranes, may cause health problems such as chemical jaundice and drop in blood pressure and can be fatal if swallowed."
RD FRESH is a perfect product for our times; a 100% natural “GREEN” mineral mix!
Our 100% all natural mineral product is completely safe in any environment. Component minerals are used in aqua filters, agriculture and even make-up. OSHA has determined that zeolite products are: Stable, Non-Toxic, Non Corrosive, Non Flammable, Not Caustic and Non Irritating as per Federal Hazardous Substances Act (15 CFR 1500).RD FRESH minerals are all 100% recyclable to the earth.
RD FRESH minerals are enclosed in DuPont Tyvek® bags for super strength and permeability!
DuPont Tyvek® is made from 100% high-density polyethylene to protect package integrity. DuPont Tyvek® bags meet the U. S. FDA requirements for use in direct contact with food. DuPont Tyvek® bags are considered by OSHA non-hazardous under Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).DuPont Tyvek® bags can be recycled directly to Dupont, truly making RD FRESH a 100% recyclable product with a purely positive impact to our planet.