The control of bacterial contamination in meat processing and packaging is an important health and economic consideration in the meat industry.
Currently the antibacterial/antimicrobial market is dominated by products containing high levels of chlorine, bromine, hydroxide or ammonia. These chemicals are toxic and pose both application and disposal issues for operators and the environment.
CitroFresh® Food Wash and Natural Preservative is an organic sanitiser that can deliver the requirements of cleaning and sanitising in a non corrosive and biodegradable system.
CitroLife® products can be used in a number of areas in the meat industry.
CitroShield® Multi-Purpose Cleaner can be used for general surface cleaning and sanitation. It is a powerful alkaline biocidal foaming cleaner and will remove heavy soiling. The product leaves a residual biocidal activity and is suitable for use on processing surfaces packaging plant and transport vehicles, holding pens and bins as well as floor, wall and cold room areas.
CitroShield® Multi-Purpose Cleaner can be applied by various different means including a Venturi adapter, Compressed air foaming units and Portable jet washers.
CitroShield® Multi-Purpose Cleaner is effective at low dilutions 2-4% and dilutions can be simply altered on site to address specific soiling requirements. CitroShield® Multi-Purpose Cleaner is safe, non hazardous and biodegradable.
CitroShield® Disinfectant can be used for surface disinfectant on all processing surfaces and equipment with no requirement for rinsing. The product is completely safe to humans and animals. CitroShield® Disinfectant is effective at dilutions of 2-4% depending on the levels of bacterial load. Two hundred (200) litres of CitroShield® Disinfectant concentrate will produce 10,000 litres of 2% sanitising solution.
CitroFresh® Food Wash and Natural Preservative can be used at 2% for direct carcass washing to reduce levels of common pathogens associated with food poisoning in domestic meat processing.
The concentrated product can be dosed into washing sprays or used in dip tanks or ice production.
There are no residues after the application of CitroFresh® Food Wash and Natural Preservative. During the initial anti-microbial contact period CitroFresh® Food Wash and Natural Preservative combines with the pathogens present on the food and breaks them down into harmless components including CO2 and water. Within a few hours of application the natural components that remain will have either combined with the organic acids and sugars present in the food, or broken down further into harmless components, leaving no detectable residues or toxicity.