Recent research has demonstrated that lactic acid-based antimicrobials, such as Birko's Beefxide, are effective in reducing non-O157 Shiga toxin-producingE. coli(STEC) in beef trimmings. Beefxide has been approved by the USDA for use as an antimicrobial processing aid on beef intended for human consumption. Beefxide is formulated from FDA-approved ingredients and all components of the formula are GRAS. Beefxide is also suitable for use on products to be labeled as natural or organic.

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