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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)
2020-137-ING Safe Foods Corporation An aqueous mixture of sulfuric acid and sodium sulfate as an antimicrobial in meat and poultry products. 
2019-68-ING Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) A natural source of nitrate as an antimicrobial agent in any meat or poultry product that is fermented, immersion cured or dry cured.  
2020-213-ING Gum Products International’s (Gum Products) Salmonella bacteriophage preparation containing three bacteriophages (phage) specific to Salmonella enterica serovars for use as an antimicrobial in intact red meat and intact poultry products (GRN 000917).
2020-146-ING J. Rettenmaier Rice hull fiber for use as a binder in meat and poultry products (GRN 000478). 
2020-204-ING  Flavorseal, LLC  Use of a proprietary mixture of water, propylene glycol, sodium citrate, xanthan gum and guar gum (action gum), citric acid, sunflower lecithin and/or rapeseed lecithin, soybean oil, polysorbate, distilled acetylated monoglycerides, corn starch, and tertiary butylhydroquinone, for use as aid in the release of netting and/or casing on meat and poultry products after cooking. 
 
2020-205-ING  Flavorseal, LLC  Use of a mixture of water, propylene glycol, sodium citrate, and xanthan gum and guar gum (action gum), for use as aid in the release of netting and/or casing on meat and poultry products after cooking. 
2020-128-ING Florida Food, LLC Rice bran extract as a moisture retention agent and an alternative to sodium phosphate in meat and poultry products where the standard of identity permits the use of phosphates (GRN 000884). 
2020-138-OLR Safe Foods Corporation An aqueous mixture of sulfuric acid and sodium sulfate as for on-line reprocessing. 
2020-212-NT  Birko Corporation Antimicrobial delivery system that utilizes an electrostatic pumping system to supply an electrostatically charged peroxyacetic acid (PAA) solution to poultry parts. 


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 Oct 29, 2020