The Ultimate Antimicrobial Product for the Poultry Industry.
Control microbial activity while promoting organoleptic advantages and shelf-life extension.
KEEPER® Professional 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® Professional 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® Professional 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® Professional antimicrobial intervention program is simple to use and is highly effective against Salmonella, E. coli O157:H7 and many other pathogens of concern. KEEPER® Professional is trusted by inspectors as part of a successful HACCP Compliance program.
With Bio-Cide International’s patented delivery technology, KEEPER® Professional allows you to use the same chemistry from slaughterhouse to packaging.
KEEPER® Professional was developed by Bio-Cide International, the world-wide leader in acidified sodium chlorite antimicrobial technologies. Bio-Cide’s KEEPER® Professional is activated at the time of use to produce the uniquely effective, food grade sanitizer, chlorine dioxide. KEEPER® Professional is the most effective, fast acting, broad-spectrum antimicrobial available.
KEEPER® Professional is the most effective, fast acting, broad-spectrum antimicrobial available.
KEEPER® Professional has been shown to be more effective than other common sanitizers including peracetic acid and sodium hypochlorite (chlorine). KEEPER® Professional provides a comprehensive antimicrobial intervention program.
- Fast-acting, broad spectrum antimicrobial activity
- Prevents formation of bioflm
- 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 declaration on the food product label
- Approved for carcass, parts, comminuted and RTE products
- KOSHER certifed
- Cost competitive
- Organic Certifed
KEEPER® Professional Technology has distinct advantages over other ASC products via FCN 739 which allows Keeper to be delivered up to 1200 ppm with no lower limit. FCN 739 also allows KEEPER® Professional to be applied at or near neutral pH promoting a favorable organoleptic advantage versus technologies employing their chemistry at less than a 2.9 pH. Furthermore, Keeper allows activation of concentrate resulting in substantial savings in activation chemistry.
The active ingredient in KEEPER® Professional is Acidifed Sodium Chlorite that generates Chlorine Dioxide. To increase the speed of kill and efficacy of KEEPER® Professional , the pH of the solution shall be reduced with any Food Grade GRAS acid to acidify the 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.