Cleans and Sanitizes the Inside of Truck Containers
By Roberto Hugo Gonzalez
As originally published by Texas Border Business newsprint edition June 2019
Bio-Safe Truck Wash in Pharr celebrated its official ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 25, 2019. Pharr city officials gathered in the company of Joaquin Spamer, owner and operator of the one-of-a-kind service that promises to avoid dangerous cross-contamination inside the truck containers.
Rebecca Arizmendi, president of the Pharr Chamber of Commerce, said, “Mr. Spamer, thank you for choosing the City of Pharr and continuing to do business in the city… I know our Mayor supports you 100% and we appreciate all the work that you do here.”
She invited Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D. to the podium. He said, “I feel like this is a revolving door with you, Mr. Spamer and your new projects that will be coming.” He continued, “The City of Pharr is genuinely happy with you, and here we are like always, as a family. We work with the private sector, not to compete against it. We support you because the more work you do, the more business…. the more business, the more sale taxes for the city, clearly.”
Mayor Hernandez noted that the Bio-Safe Truck Wash location is strategic; it is just a few steps from the bridge. He said, “That’s one reason they are number one. You can’t be number one without people like you, Mr. Spamer. People with the capacity and the endurance to get something done, the true definition
Joaquin Spamer said, “I do want to tell you that many times we lose perspective about what we are doing or about what we have. When someone in Ohio buys a kilo of tomato or a kilo of avocado, that person does not know the amount of effort, time, money, and dedication it took from the people in this gathering, for that product to arrive at his or her hands.” He emphasized the three conditions that must always
“In this celebration, we have produce companies, and Mexican and American customs brokers. We also have bankers, without whom we wouldn’t survive. We have my dearest friend, Elio Botello from the Warehouse Kingdom. All of them contribute to making it possible for that tomato to be where it is supposed to be.”
Spamer added, “We wouldn’t be able to do it if we didn’t have a city government that has a clear vision of becoming the most important port of entry
Spamer spoke about a state law that passed, where it is mentioned the state is responsible
The new business that Spamer just opened to the public is Bio-Safe Truck Wash, offers a sanitizing process
He said that the Pharr bridge
He pointed out that the Bio-Safe is a five-minute process called “Baño-Safe. It cleans and sanitizes the truck containers on the inside. According to Spamer, this is now demanded by the law of the Food Service Modernization Act (FSMA). Every single person or company who wants to send cargo to the north of the United States has to use this Baño-Safe at least 24 hours prior to departure.
In this case, the shipper has to maintain its record of clean boxes. He said, “That is why we acquire the services of an independent qualifier. He certifies that the process is done correctly and according to the FSMA law,”