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.
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Lattin, Danny L.; Breen, Philip J.; Compadre, Cesar M.; Fifer, E. Kim; Slavik, Michael F.; Salari, Hamid; and Engler, Phillip V., "Use of quaternary ammonium compounds to remove salmonella contamination from meat products" (1994). Patents Granted. 217.