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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-2032-N-A Micreos BV For use of  SALMONELEX™ (GRN 000468), a Salmonella phage preparation containing the bacterial monophages FO1a and S16, for use as an antimicrobial and processing aid applied at prechill and post- chill locations on raw poultry carcasses and parts at a level up to 10^8 PFU/g.
17-ING-2143-N-A FINK TEC GmbH For use of phage (GRN 000724) preparations as an antimicrobial spray application on beef carcasses at levels of 1x10^11 phage particles per carcass to control shiga-toxin producing E. coli O157:H7 as well as non-O157:H7 shiga-toxin producing E. coli.
18-EGG-2182-N-A Biova LLC. Harvesting of eggshell
18-OFLR-2195-N-B Enviro Tech Chemical Services, Inc. Perasan MP-2C, an aqueous solution with concentration between 80-2000 ppm PAA, for use in poultry off-line reprocessing (OFLR) systems (FCN 1806)
18-OLR-2196-N-B Enviro Tech Chemical Services, Inc. Perasan MP-2C, an aqueous solution with concentration between 80-2000 ppm PAA, for use in poultry on-line reprocessing (OLR) systems (FCN 1806)
18-ING-2202-N-A EcoloxTech An aqueous solution of hypochlorous acid (FCN 1811), as an antimicrobial in the production of whole or cut meat and poultry and processed and preformed meat and poultry.
18-ING-2233-N-A Xgenex, LLC An aqueous mixture of peroxyacetic acid (FCN 1911) used as an antimicrobial agent in process water and ice used in the production, processing, and preparation of meat.
18-OFLR-2239-N-B Safe Foods Corporation Promoat™ (FCN 1867) is an aqueous mixture of peroxyacetic acid (PAA), hydrogen peroxide (HP), acetic acid, 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP), and sulfuric acid for use as an off-line reprocessing (OFLR) system.
18-OLR-2240-N-B Safe Foods Corporation Promoat™ (FCN 1867) is an aqueous mixture of peroxyacetic acid (PAA), hydrogen peroxide (HP), acetic acid, 1- hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP), and sulfuric acid for use as an on- line reprocessing (OLR) system.
2018-11-OLR Hydrite Chemical Co. HydriShield PA 15 LP and HydriShield PA 15 HP, aqueous solutions with a concentration between 20-2000 ppm PAA, for use in poultry on-line reprocessing (OLR) systems (FCN 1872)
2018-12-OFLR Hydrite Chemical Co. HydriShield PA 15 LP and HydriShield PA 15 HP, aqueous solutions with a concentration between 20 - 2000 ppm PAA, for use in poultry off-line reprocessing (OFLR) systems (FCN 1872)


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 Mar 15, 2019