Media Coverage

How to Reduce Water Usage During Carcass Washing
National Provisioner, June 2017

Continuous Improvement in Sanitary Design
Food Manufacturing Magazine, March/April 2017

Sanitary Design’s Role in Fresh Produce Processing to Prevent Listeria Contamination
Food Safety Magazine, Jan. 12, 2017


Reductions in Natural Microbial Flora, Nonpathogenic Escherichia coli, and Pathogenic Salmonella on Jalapeno Peppers Processed in a Commercia Antimicrobial Cabinet: A Pilot Plant Trial
Journal of Food Protection, Vol. 79, No. 11, 2016, Pages 1854-1859
Used with permission of the Journal of Food Protection

Sanitizing the Surface
Meat + Poultry, Dec. 2016
Used with permission of Meat + Poultry magazine

Clean Produce Facilities are Crucial in Preventing Food Safety Outbreaks
Fresh Plaza, Nov. 3, 2016

Birko’s Dana Johnson Judges at 2016 GABF
Modern Brewery Age, Oct. 20, 2016

The Clean Team
Workshops go on-site to warehouses to show workers where troublesome pathogens could be hiding
Good Fruit Grower, Sept. 30, 2016

Battling Listeria in Produce Processing
Food Quality and Safety, Aug. 29, 2016

Clean, Safe and Savvy
Food Engineering, March 2016


Birko recognized as a top 50 family-owned Colorado company
National Provisioner, Feb. 13, 2015


Dr. Elis Owens Discusses Sanitation 101 on AME Food Testing Show
AME Food Testing Show, Aug. 12, 2014

Birko’s Dana Johnson Speaks at Bier Tek San Diego
Modern Brewery Age, July 24, 2014

Birko Taps Potential of Social Media for Produce Marketing
Growing Produce Magazine, July 1, 2014

Dr. Elis Owens Discusses Listeria on AME Food Testing Show
AME Food Testing Show, April 22, 2014

Eco-Friendly Cleaning and Sanitation Tips from Dr. Elis Owens
Meat & Poultry, April 2014

CSU Alums Kelly Green and Mark Swanson Profiled
CSU Outcomes, Feb. 11, 2014


Mark Swanson and Kelly Green Interviewed for Top Company Award
ColoradoBiz, Oct. 29, 2013

Birko’s Beefxide Approved for Use on Unskinned Livers
Food Quality, Sept. 20, 2013

Birko’s Brewery Wastewater Treatments Lauded
Craft Brewing Business, Sept. 6, 2013

Birko and Chad Equipment Useful as Strategic E. coli Interventions
Meatingplace, July 15, 2013

Kelly Green featured on United Fresh TV
United Fresh TV, May 17, 2013

Birko, Crunch Pak partner for food safety
Fresh Cut Magazine, March 20. 2013


Birko profiled in Food Safety News
Food Safety News, Nov. 28, 2012

Kelly Green and Mark Swanson interviewed on w3w3 Media Network
w3w3 Media Network, Oct. 15, 2012

ColoradoBiz Top Company Finalists Revealed!
ColoradoBiz Magazine, Aug. 6, 2012

A Clean Sweep
Food Manufacturing Magazine, July 2012

Antimicrobial processing aids given study backing, June 20, 2012

Colorado Companies to Watch Spotlight on Birko
ColoradoBiz Magazine, June 15, 2012

Cleaning Up
BioFuels International, April 29, 2012

Keeping Chemical Washdowns Safe
Food Manufacturing, April 26, 2012

Be Cautious with Chemicals
Meat & Poultry, April 2012

Antimicrobial Processing Aid
Meat & Poultry, February 2012

NMA Remembers Florence Smith Powers
Lean Trimmings, Feb. 10, 2012

Wash additive fights Listeria on cantaloupe rinds
The Packer, Jan. 30, 2012


Keeping It All in the Family
The Difference, December 2011

Profile: Kelly Heffer Green
CU Coloradan, December 2011

In-Plant Automation: Where’s the Beef?
Meat & Poultry, Nov. 9, 2011

California Cantaloupes Hope to Bank on Safety
Food Safety News, Oct. 20, 2011

Birko’s Help for Listeria Outbreak
CBS Denver Ch. 4, Oct. 19, 2011

Top Company Finalists
ColoradoBiz Magazine, Oct. 17, 2011

Birko Launches New Corporate Website
National Provisioner, Aug. 26, 2011

Birko Acquires Chad Co.
Meatingplace, Aug. 10, 2011

Olathe-based Chad Co. Bought by Denver Company
Kansas City Star, Aug. 4, 2011

Birko Acquires Chad Co.
Meat & Poultry, Aug. 3, 2011

Protein’s Role in Fighting World Hunger
Lean Trimmings Prime, June 2011