KEEPER® Poultry

The Ultimate Antimicrobial Product for Poultry

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 739] antimicrobial agent that is used to eliminate pathogens, extend shelf-life and improve the quality of poultry products. KEEPER® is approved as acidified sodium chlorite (ASC) for the processing of poultry 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. Bio-Cide’s KEEPER® is activated at the time of use to produce the uniquely effective, food grade sanitizer, chlorine dioxide. KEEPER® is the most effective, fast acting, 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

    1. Fast-acting, broad spectrum antimicrobial activity
    2. Prevents formation of biofilm
    3. Low toxicity
    4. Low corrosion potential
    5. No chlorination or THM formation
    6. Effective over a broad pH range (1-10)
    7. FDA approved
    8. Can be used as dip or spray
    9. Can be used at or near neutral pH
    10. Resists neutralization due to organic load
    11. No adverse effect on taste
    12. No effect on nutritional quality
    13. Exempt from labeling requirements
    14. Approved for carcass, parts, comminuted and RTE products
    15. KOSHER certified
    16. Cost competitive