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Spray cabinet E. Coli intervention project to maintain market access to US and other markets
TwinOxide is a unique sanitizer with advanced delivery system used in food processing, providing approximately 99.9% pure chlorine dioxide solution in a 0.3% concentration without by-products. It is applied as a drinking water disinfectant mainly for washing steps in food industries including the meat industries. TwinOxide reacts to 99.9% pure chlorine dioxide solution with a kinetic halftime as a biocide of 30 days. It is safe to handle and simple to apply, using standard available dosing equipment and without the use of a reactor.
A carcase spray cabinet has been installed to apply TwinOxide to beef bodies post sticking and prior to dressing to reduce TVC, E.coli and coliform prevalence both on the hide and on cutting lines across the carcase. Validation testing indicated that all beef hides that were treated with TwinOxide in cabinet showed statistically significant reductions in total E. coli counts (0.41 log10 reduction), with respect to the control (no washing with TwinOxide). However, the results showed that the current cabinet treatment does not effectively reduce the total bacterial counts on beef hides.
This page was last updated on 28/12/2017
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