Evonik Corporation’s PERACLEAN 22 CW was recently approved for use in meat and poultry processing by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

PERACLEAN 22 CW, a peracetic acid, is an environmentally friendly, antimicrobial agent approved for use in a number of intervention points including both online and offline reprocessing spray, wash, rinse, chiller or scald, and other process water for whole or cut meat and poultry carcasses.

“With these approvals, PERACLEAN 22 CW is now fully able to participate in the meat and poultry processing industries,” said Florian Lyon, Manager, Business Development, Active Oxygens, North America for Evonik. “This stable, chlorine-free solution produces zero harmful byproducts and breaks down into carbon dioxide, oxygen and water.”

PERACLEAN 22 CW is also OMRI and Kosher certified and meets all USDA standards when used as directed for applications up to 2,000 ppm. This product helps control bacteria and reduce bacterial contamination. PERACLEAN 22 CW is also process-friendly and requires no rinsing, is non-foaming, and non-corrosive to stainless steel.

For additional information about Evonik in North America, please visit: http://corporate.evonik.us/region/north_america.