Micreos Food Safety is proud to announce that The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has placed Salmonelex on its 7120.1 list of 'Safe and Suitable Ingredients for use in the Production of Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products' acknowledging its approval for pre- and post-chill use on poultry carcasses and parts. Applications of up to 10^8 PFU/g have been approved and no labeling is required due to its determination as a processing aid.

"Phage technology shines, especially in areas where traditional chemical interventions either cannot be used or might effect product quality. With the inclusion of Salmonelex TM into the 7120, our customers can easily test and implement its use into their processes," said Robin Peterson, Micreos' North American Sales Director. "The widespread approval makes it much easier for meat and poultry processors to test Salmonelex TM and incorporate it into their production processes as a proven 'kill' step when it comes to combating Salmonella. Another advantage is there are no labeling requirements."

Ms. Peterson said the usual rules and regulations of use as a processing aid still apply. "The use of Salmonelex to combat Salmonella must be addressed in an establishment's hazard analysis. As appropriate, it should be incorporated into a HACCP or SSOP plan," she said.