loader image

- Advertisement -

USA
5,824,908
COVID-19 Active Cases
Updated on Dec 5, 2020 6:14 am
USA
285,656
COVID-19 Fatalities
Updated on Dec 5, 2020 6:14 am
Saturday, December 5, 2020
55.1 F
McAllen
- Advertisement -

Bio-Safe Truck Wash Now Open in Pharr

00:01:37

Senator Highlights Great Work of Texas Food Banks Through Pandemic

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released a video showcasing local volunteers and workers at Texas food banks and encouraging Texans to give back to them during the holidays if they can.

2021 Texas Legislative Virtual Forum

As state lawmakers are gearing up to head back to Austin, they'll be making important decisions on the coronavirus pandemic response, the state budget, and issues that will impact our business community.
00:00:00

Sidney Powell and Lin Wood Hold Press Conference in Atlanta

Attorneys Sidney Powell and L. Lin Wood will hold a press conference in Atlanta, GA at Willis Park.
00:01:00

First Lady Melania Trump Unveils the 2020 White House Christmas Décor

The First Family is celebrating their fourth Christmas in the White House. This year’s theme, “America the Beautiful,” is a tribute to the majesty of our great Nation.
00:14:55

Cornyn: Time to Quit Political Games and Pass COVID Relief

On the Senate floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) called on Democrats to stop their partisan games and work with Republicans to pass additional COVID relief for the American people.
- Advertisement -

Cleans and Sanitizes the Inside of Truck Containers

- Advertisement -

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 of a leader, you as well as your family. Pharr will always be here to help in your endeavors. We are proud of your success.”

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 abide in the transportation of perishables, and that is food safety, cold chain, and safety. 

“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 of Mexican produce in the United States.” He also pointed out that the City of Pharr decided to invest money, time, and effort to fix problems of time required by the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)“If it weren’t for the City of Pharr, every single one of us would struggle to cross the trucks everyday.”

Spamer spoke about a state law that passed, where it is mentioned the state is responsible for the payment of a portion of the Bridge officers’ wages. He said, “Well, this law was about to be dismissed. Fortunately, Luis Bazan, director of the Pharr Bridge, saved it because he got there on time and spoke eloquently. That is a vision. That is support. Support from a city that is ready to work alongside us and shows it, not only says it.” He said, “What we do here is a tiny part of the process.”

The new business that Spamer just opened to the public is Bio-Safe Truck Wash, offers a sanitizing process for the inside of the containers. The importance of maintaining food safe from contaminating elements is paramount.

He said that the Pharr bridge is the point from where Mexico gets most of its imported meat. “That meat usually has liquids that spill within the containers. Later those refrigerated containers come back to the U.S. loaded with perishables, with a high risk of contaminating the load, or simply by mishandling the meat boxes.”

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,” Spamer finalized. 

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Latest News

TWDB Approves Funding for the Nueces County Drainage and Conservation District No. 2 from the Flood Infrastructure Fund

Yesterday, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved the first ever projects funded through the Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) for the inaugural 2020 cycle.

Day 2: RGV FC at Big Heroes Inc.

Rio Grande Valley FC volunteered at Believe in God’s (BiG) Heroes Inc. in Brownsville, Texas for Day 2 of the 12 Days of Toros campaign as the club serves the Rio Grande Valley community for 12 days during the holiday season.

Five Stories President Trump doesn’t want you to Miss

Story recommendations by President Donald Trump

President Trump Echoes Judicial Watch Concerns about Dirty Voter Rolls

In his forceful and comprehensive address to the nation this week on widespread election fraud, the president referred to the many dirty voter rolls across the country

Will Congress Move on Pandemic Relief?

This week, Congress has gotten more serious about passing a pandemic relief bill to get Americans the additional help they need. And not a moment too soon.

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -