Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?
Safeguard Fruit & Veggie Wash contains a special blend of natural ingredients that increase the ability of water to stick to contaminants on fresh produce to remove them.

Will Fruit & Veggie Wash alter the taste of my fruit and vegetables?
No. Safeguard Fruit & Veggie Wash is made from 100% natural ingredients and has a lovely, fresh citrus aroma and no after taste and it leaves your produce tasting as delicious as nature intended.

Is Fruit & Veggie Wash a chemical? What does it contain?
Safeguard does not contain any chemicals it is a special blend of natural ingredients.
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How can I be sure that Safeguard Fruit & Veggie Wash works?
Safeguard Fruit & Veggie Wash has been independently tested by world-recognised NATA accredited laboratories. Tests showed that Safeguard Fruit & Veggie Wash successfully removes up to 100 times more contaminants than water alone.

Why can’t I just use water?
Most agricultural chemicals and waxes are designed to be waterproof so that rain and irrigation won’t wash them away. Water alone doesn’t penetrate or remove these substances. Safeguard Fruit & Veggie Wash safely removes them.

What’s wrong with soap and water?
Substances like soap, bleach and other chemicals are not made with food-derived ingredients, and are not designed for food or safe to use on food. Even in small quantities, the residue from these substances can affect the taste of your food and cause health problems.

Also, research shows that most people rinse their fruit and veggies under running water. Not only is Safeguard Fruit & Veggie Wash much more effective than washing with water alone, it also uses less water, you only need half a sink or a bowl of water to wash all your fruit and vegetables with Safeguard fruit & Veggie Wash.

Is it expensive?
Safeguard Fruit & Veggie Wash is highly a concentrated formula in a 750ml and 350ml bottle; each bottle provides over 50 / 28 washes – approximately 6 weeks use for the family. Safeguard Fruit & Veggie Wash has a shelf life of 2 years, so even single person households will enjoy maximum effectiveness for the life of the bottle.

It all adds up to make Safeguard Fruit & Veggie Wash a very affordable product – approximately 15 cents per wash.

Where is Safeguard Fruit & Veggie Wash made?
Safeguard Fruit & Veggie Wash is 100% Family Owned by Safeguard Innovations and was developed by Food Scientists and chemists. Safeguard Fruit & Veggie Wash is made in New Zealand. We source the finest, certified ingredients from reputable suppliers around the world.

Is Safeguard Fruit & Veggie Wash Suitable for vegetarians?
Safeguard Fruit & Veggie Wash is suitable for vegetarians - it is a 100% natural and organic food derived product.