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Food Safety and Inspection Service New Technology Information Table

The use of new technologies has resulted in significant improvements in the safety of meat, poultry, and egg products in recent years. FSIS defines "new technology" as a new, or new application of, equipment, substances, methods, processes, or procedures affecting the slaughter of livestock and poultry or processing of meat, poultry, or egg products. High Pressure Processing, Steam vacuums, steam pasteurization, and antimicrobials are all examples of advances in food safety technology that have occurred in recent years. FSIS encourages continued improvement and innovation in food safety technologies.

 FSIS believes that increasing public and industry awareness of the new technologies being used could further promote their use, by small and very small plants in particular, towards improving the safety of meat, poultry, and egg products. Establishments seeking to use these new technologies must accept responsibility for ensuring the continued safety of their workers, their products, and the environment, as well as providing the information necessary for FSIS to examine the impact of the new technology on inspection procedures and safety of inspection program personnel, specific to their establishments operation.

 When the use of a new technology would not be possible without a change in the Agency's regulation(s), the Agency may waive the regulation(s) and announce its intent to institute rulemaking to amend its regulation to provide for the new technology.

 In an effort to increase public and industry awareness of available new technologies, FSIS is providing a brief summary describing some of the new technologies that it has recently reviewed, and for which FSIS has had "no objection" to its use in FSIS establishments. This listing is updated periodically. 

Log Number Company Name Summary of the Notification/Protocol
Regulatory Waiver (if applicable)
16-ING-2043-N-B Zee Company, Inc. An aqueous mixture of peroxyacetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, water, and acetic acid, stabilized with 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) for use in meat and poultry processing plants as an antimicrobial agent (FCN 1666)
16-OLR-2044-N-A Zee Company, Inc. Microtox Ultra is an aqueous mixture of peroxyacetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, acetic acid, sulfuric acid (optional), and 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid for use for poultry Online Reprocessing System (FCN 1666)
16-OFLR-2045-N-A Zee Company, Inc. Microtox Ultra is an aqueous mixture of peroxyacetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, acetic acid, sulfuric acid (optional), and 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid for use for poultry off-line Reprocessing System (FCN 1666)
16-NT-2065-N-A Enviro Tech Chemical Services Perasan MP-2C is an aqueous solution  of peroxyacetic acid applied as a spray using standard wash cabinets on carcass hides prior to hide removal (FCN 1137)
16-OLR-2076-N-B Xgenex, LLC An aqueous mixture not exceeding 2000 ppm peroxyacetic acid, 950 ppm hydrogen peroxide, and 113 ppm 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid for use in poultry Offline Reprocessing System (FCN 1638)
16-OFLR-2077-N-A Xgenex, LLC An aqueous mixture not exceeding 2000 ppm peroxyacetic acid, 950 ppm hydrogen peroxide, and 113 ppm 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid for use in poultry Offline Reprocessing System (FCN 1638).


Also Available: For those interested in using a new technology, direct your request through askFSIS or you may contact the Risk, Innovations, and Management Division directly at:

United States Department of Agriculture
Food Safety and Inspection Service
Risk, Innovations, and Management Division
Patriots Plaza III, Cubicle 8-163A
1400 Independence Ave., SW.: STOP 3782
Washington, DC 20250-3700
Tel: (301) 504-0884
Fax: (301) 245-4793

 

Last Modified Jan 25, 2017