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Report Comparing Efficacy of Beefxide® and Lactic Acid Solutions

Six steers were harvested following standard meat lab protocols according to HACCP and SSOPs. After each carcass had been split into sides, each side was initially trimmed free of visible fecal, milk or ingesta and then rinsed with tap water.

Leading the Way for Specialty Chemical Companies

Birko is a leader in providing food safety solutions for the meat, produce and brewery industries. We provide environmentally safe chemical formulations, state-of-the-art harvest and dispensing equipment, servicing capabilities, and integrated IT solutions for beef, poultry, pork, produce and brewery applications. As an original member of the International HACCP Alliance, we are well qualified to help food processing companies meet HACCP and SSOP food safety standards. All of Birko’s field representatives are HACCP certified. Birko is ISO 9001 certified.


Company Profile—Over 60 Years of Service to the Food Safety Industry

Birko manufactures more than 400 concentrated cleaning, sanitation, antimicrobial interventions and process chemical formulations. Many Birko formulations are on the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) list of allowed products for use by organic processors, and many others are based on environmentally preferable or “environmentally neutral” formulas. Birko is the only company to offer an entire range of products free of butyl solvents.

Chad Equipment, LLC, a Birko company, specializes in automated washing and pasteurizing systems for harvesting and processing operations. Together, Birko and Chad offer integrated solutions in chemistry and equipment. Chad provides service and support for its harvesting and processing equipment including scheduled servicing, monitoring equipment, appropriate maintenance verification and documentation.

Our team of HACCP-certified experts is well qualified to provide complete in-plant cleaning, chemical and sanitation audits in addition to assisting in the design and application of Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs) and HACCP compliance. We also provide assistance with employee training, chemical management, custom equipment procurement and implementation. Our other services include custom chemical blending and clean-in-place (CIP) applications.

Birko supplies over 60% of the Top 100 U.S. protein companies and 90% of the top 10 U.S. beef processors. Our protein processing customers are some of the largest in the world and include Cargill, JBS, Tyson, AB Foods, American Beef Packers, American Foods Group, Creekstone and National Beef.

Among our craft brewing customers, nearly 25% won awards at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival. Our brewing customers include Avery Brewing Company, Allagash Brewing Co., Boulder Beer Co., Great Basin Brewing Co., Left Hand Brewing Co., Nebraska Brewing Co., New Belgium Brewing Co., Stone Brewing Co., Trinity Brewhouse and many other well-known craft brewers and restaurants.

Birko is ISO 9001 certified and is an original member of the International HACCP Alliance. Moreover, we’re one of a limited number of companies that can support requirements for the British Retail Consortium (BRC), the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQF) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Birko is a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise through The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and was awarded Supplier of the Century by the National Meat Association.