Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

11-22-1994

Abstract

A composition and method for removing and preventing Salmonella contamination of meat products, in particular poultry, is disclosed. The composition comprises an effective amount of a quaternary ammonium compound in an aqueous solution. The quaternary ammonium compound are selected from the group consisting of alkylpyridinium, tetra-alkylammonium, and alkylalicyclic ammonium salts. Preferably, the quaternary ammonium compounds are cetylpyridinium chloride and cetylpyridinium bromide. Mutagenicity studies are also disclosed.

Department

Poultry Science

Patent Number

US5366983

Application Filed

4-3-1992

Assignee

Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)

Comments

Michael F. Slavik, Department of Poultry Science; Phillip V. Engler, Department of Poultry Science

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