SteriFX Inc., based in Shreveport, has gained USDA approval on FreshFx, a low-pH antimicrobial solution, for on-line reprocessing of poultry carcasses. This will give commercial poultry processors a new tool for preventing contamination of poultry by microorganisms such as Salmonella, Listeria and E. coli.
“The approval of FreshFx is an important milestone in the reduction of Salmonella, E.coli and other harmful microbes which continue to present significant challenges to the poultry industry,” said John Dankert, Ph.D., vice president of research and development at SteriFx. “We greatly appreciate the contributions of the innovators in the poultry industry who provided the in-plant trials that permitted us to achieve this milestone.”