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
Dr. Elis Owens Discusses Sanitation 101 on AME Food Testing Show
Aug. 12, 2014, AME Food Testing Show
July 24, 2014, Modern Brewery Age
Dana Johnson, our brewery specialist, spoke recently on Birko’s patented method of cleaning used beer kegs.
July 1, 2014, Growing Produce Magazine
Produce Specialist Ian Bessell talks about the ways Birko uses social media to reach the produce markets.
Dr. Elis Owens Discusses Listeria on AME Food Testing Show
April 22, 2014, AME Food Testing Show
Dr. Owens discusses “Guidance on Environmental Monitoring and Control of Listeria”
April 2014, Meat & Poultry
Birko has “green” chemistry for use in sanitizing processing facilities. Dr. Elis Owens provides suggestions.
Feb. 11, 2014, CSU Outcomes
Birko has strong ties to Colorado State University. Read this profile of owner/chairman Kelly Green and CEO Mark Swanson.
Jan. 15, 2014, Company Week
Birko’s Colorado-based manufacturing was highlighted in this article. Company Week bills itself as “The Voice of the Rocky Mountain Manufacturing Economy.”
Nov. 1, 2013, The Packer
Philip caught the ear of The Packer at the recent Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit. Read what he said about the show.
Mark Swanson and Kelly Green Interviewed for Top Company Award
Oct. 29, 2013, ColoradoBiz
Watch the interview to learn more about Birko’s recent recognition as Top Company in the manufacturing field.
Sept. 20, 2013, Food Quality News.com
Birko’s processing aid has received additioal approval from the USDA.
Sept. 6, 2013, Craft Brewing Business
Breweries face unique challenges with their wastewater. Birko’s expertise with several wastewater categories is noted in this article.
July 15, 2013, Meatingplace Magazine
Birko and Chad have noticed a significant uptick in the number of independent further processors and grinders who are implementing an intervention step in their process.
Birko, Crunch Pak Profiled as Clean Partners
June 2013, Fresh Cut Magazine
Birko’s partnership with fresh cut producer Crunch Pak is featured in this article.
Kelly Green featured on United Fresh TV
May 17, 2013, United Fresh TV
Kelly Green explains how Birko’s chemistry and equipment can help produce processors meet food safety standards.
March 20, 2013, Fresh Cut Magazine
Birko’s partnership with Crunch Pak has drawn attention from Fresh Cut, a leading produce industry magazine.
November 28, 2012, Food Safety News
This feature on Birko also summarized remarks made by NAMA’s Barry Carpenter at Birko’s 60th anniversary gala.
October 15, 2012, w3w3 Media Network
As part of Birko’s recognition as a member of the Colorado Companies to Watch class of 2012, CEO Mark Swanson and Owner/Chairman Kelly Green were recently interviewed on w3w3.com.
August 6, 2012, ColoradoBiz Magazine
Birko is a finalist in the manufacturing category for the Top Company Award.
August 1, 2012, ColoradoBiz TV
Birko owner Kelly Green and CEO Mark Swanson talk about what made Birko a 2012 Colorado Company to Watch.
July 2012, Food Manufacturing Magazine
Clean-in-place (CIP) makes equipment sanitizing easier and safer. Birko’s Dana Johnson, our produce and brewery specialist, discusses how a food company’s size impacts the CIP method used in the facility.
June 20, 2012, FoodProductionDaily.com
Beefxide and Porkxide were recently validated by an independent university study. Dr. Elis Owens gives more information in this article.
June 15, 2012, ColoradoBiz Magazine
Birko is one of 50 companies to be included on the 2012 Colorado Companies to Watch list. This snapshot provides a glimpse of the company’s leadership in technology and chemistry.
April 29, 2012, BioFuels International
With ethanol production expected to hit 15.2 billion gallons in 2012, biofuel producers today are looking for the most efficient and cost effective plant cleaning solutions. Elis Owens describes several Birko products that are effective for enhanced cleaning in the ethanol sector.
April 26, 2012, Food Manufacturing
Compliance with food sector governing bodies drives the need for signs and labels at chemical washdown sites. But there are more to signs and labels than meets the eye. Dana Johnson, Birko’s brewery and produce specialist, comments on the labels we provide to keep chemicals safe.
April 2012, Meat & Poultry
Birko offers safety training to meat and poultry facilities, including these guidelines from the April “Sanitation Tips” section in Meat & Poultry magazine.
February 2012, Meat & Poultry
Recent research has demonstrated that lactic acid-based antimicrobials, such as Birko’s Beefxide, are effective in reducing non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) in beef trimmings.
Feb 10, 2012, Lean Trimmings
Along with her first husband, Ward Harris Smith, Florence co-founded NMA member Birko in 1953 in their Ogden, Utah, garage.
Jan 30, 2012, The Packer
Fresh produce processors have an option to help reduce pathogens on cantaloupe rinds in Birko Corp.’s peroxyacetic acid formulation Birkoside MP-2.
Dec 2011, The Difference
Colorado State University MBA graduate Kelly Green is profiled in this alumni publication.
Dec 2011, CU Coloradan
Birko Chairman and third generation owner Kelly Green is profiled as an alumnus of the University of Colorado.
Nov 9, 2011, Meat & Poultry
The marriage of Birko and Chad has the potential to bring about improved food safety in the beef world.
Oct 20, 2011, Food Safety News
Produce Specialist Dana Johnson comments on the origin of the listeria outbreak
Oct 19, 2011, CBS Denver Ch. 4
Birko Produce Specialist Dana Johnson shared proactive steps to keep fruits and vegetables safe.
Oct. 17, 2011, ColoradoBiz Magazine
Colorado’s Most Competitive Business Award Isn’t Getting Any Easier
Aug 26, 2011, National Provisioner
Introduces The Birko Advantage Integrated Food Safety Solution
Aug 10, 2011, Meatingplace
Food safety solutions provider Birko has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Chad Co.
Aug 4, 2011, Kansas City Star
Chad Co., an Olathe-based manufacturer of washing and pasteurizing systems for the meat processing industry, has been acquired by Birko of Denver
Aug 3, 2011, Meat & Poultry
Birko has acquired Chad Co., an Olathe, Kan.-based manufacturer of automated washing cabinets for and pasteurizing systems for meat processing operations
Jun 2011, Lean Trimmings Prime
Birko owner/chairman Kelly Green discusses several options that can give the poor and hungry better access to protein