Keeper Red Meat

The Ultimate Antimicrobial Product for Red Meat Processing & the RTE Industry

Control microbial activity while promoting organoleptic advantages and shelf-life extension.

KEEPER® is an FDA and FSIS approved [21 CFR 173.325, USDA FSIS Directive 7120.1 & FCN 450] antimicrobial agent that is used to eliminate pathogens, extend shelf-life and improve the quality of red meat products. KEEPER® is approved as acidified sodium chlorite (ASC) for the processing of red meat carcasses, parts and organs, and for processed, comminuted, and formed meats as a component of a spray or dip at concentrations up to 1200 ppm, and at or near a neutral pH.

Use KEEPER® as a processing aid to:

  • Maximize microbial control
  • Extend shelf-life
  • Meet the required efficacy without altering or destroying the organoleptics of products
  • Develop and maintain your reputation for quality products
  • Gain confidence of USDA inspectors by using the most trusted antimicrobial intervention technology
  • Upgrade your HACCP Plan

The KEEPER® antimicrobial intervention program is simple to use and is highly effective against Salmonella, E. coli 0157:H7 and many other pathogens of concern. KEEPER® is trusted by inspectors as part of a successful HACCP Compliance program.

With Bio-Cide International’s patented delivery technology, KEEPER® allows you to use the same chemistry from slaughterhouse to packaging.

KEEPER® was developed by Bio-Cide International, the world-wide leader in acidified sodium chlorite antimicrobial technologies. KEEPER® is activated at the time of use to produce the uniquely effective sanitizer, chlorine dioxide. KEEPER® is the most effective broad-spectrum antimicrobial available.

KEEPER® is the most effective, fast acting, broad-spectrum antimicrobial available.

KEEPER® has been shown to be more effective than other common sanitizers including peracetic acid and sodium hypochlorite (chlorine). KEEPER® provides a comprehensive antimicrobial intervention program.

Use Procedure

The active ingredient in KEEPER® is Acidified Sodium Chlorite. To increase the speed of kill and efficacy of KEEPER®, the pH of the solution shall be reduced with any Food Grade GRAS acid to activate the acidified sodium chlorite.

Activation may be accomplished manually for low-volume batch applications. BCI offers the hands-free, low cost, non-electric AANE unit and the on-line activation system OLAS Ti for continuous injection into water streams.

Product Benefits

  • Fast-acting, broad spectrum antimicrobial activity
  • Prevents formation of biofilm
  • Low toxicity
  • Low corrosion potential
  • No chlorination or THM formation
  • Effective over a broad pH range (1-10)
  • FDA approved
  • Can be used as dip or spray
  • Can be used at or near neutral pH
  • Resists neutralization due to organic load
  • No adverse effect on taste
  • No effect on nutritional quality
  • Exempt from labeling requirements
  • Approved for carcass, parts, comminuted and RTE red meat products
  • KOSHER certified
  • Cost competitive
Keeper Red Meat

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