July 21, 2011
Poultry processors are under increasing pressure as they cope with new Salmonella and Campylobacter reduction regulations, as well as the Russian government's import ban on poultry treated with chlorine.
In independent testing conducted by Texas Tech University, the efficacy of Chicxide applied as either a spray or dip intervention for Salmonella was verified. Spray application resulted in a 1.3-log reduction, while immersion yielded a 2.3-log reduction. The study also concluded that when applied at a level of 2.5% or less, Chicxide did not produce any quality defects in broiler carcasses.