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Ecolab’s Antimicrobial For Use on Food Products

August 2, 2013

US Patent No. 8,445,419 B2; Ecolab has patented a method of treating meat or poultry with an antimicrobial composition. It entails applying an antimicrobial composition to a meat processing tool selected from the group consisting of a meat pounder, a needle tenderizer, an injector, a grinder, and combinations thereof; and using the meat processing tool to process the meat or poultry and apply the antimicrobial composition to the surface of the meat or poultry product. The antimicrobial composition is comprised of octanoic acid; citric acid, phosphoric acid, or a mixture thereof; a citrate salt, a phosphate salt, or a mixture thereof; a sulfonate surfactant, an alkyl polyglucoside surfactant, or a mixture thereof; a sorbitan ester; and optionally, a film-forming agent.

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