"FreshFx can maintain antimicrobial activity even in the presence of the accumulated organic load found in scalder water and other immersion systems," said Dankert. "This contrasts sharply with alternatives that would 'gas-off' at high temperatures or be inhibited by the organic load, reducing effectiveness."
Plants report increased picking efficiency and less pin-feathers, even at the lower temperatures. The low pH of FreshFx acts as a "picking aid," probably by disrupting connections between the feather and the follicle. The ability to use lower temperatures for scalding reduces energy costs and decreases the amount of fats and oils that are released from the birds. This enhances antimicrobial effectiveness throughout the plant and could result in increased yield.
"For plants with high incoming Salmonella loads, there is no single silver bullet for Salmonella," said Dankert. "A multi-point step reduction is usually required, and our customers see significant reductions using this strategy. In addition, the ability to reuse FreshFx many times makes multiple interventions cost-effective, while reducing water use."
SteriFx, Inc. provides pathogen control systems dedicated to reducing or eliminating pathogens for food safety, consumer, healthcare and defense markets. The patented formulations offer a safe and revolutionary process for pathogen elimination for the food industry.
John R. Dankert, Ph.D.
Bruce W. Downs, Ph.D.
|SOURCE SteriFx Inc.|
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