SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IN-PLACE MEAT GRINDER SANITIZATION

Fecha de publicación: 15/07/2021
Fuente: WIPO Meat
According to an embodiment, there is provided herein a method of using electrolyzed oxidizing water ice (EO ice) as a Cleaning-In-Place (CIP) method that reduces antimicrobial contamination. One embodiment is utilized in connection with beef grinders. In one embodiment, EO ice was prepared by freezing 200 mg/L free chlorine-containing EO water at 20° C. overnight. The EO ice and, optionally, EO ice/water mixture was then ground within an operating meat grinder. The EO ice treatment in combination with EO water has the potential to reduce cross-contamination and could serve as an easy to apply antimicrobial intervention to improve overall safety of ground beef.