Archive for the ‘Poultry’ Category

Meat+Poultry: Sanitizing the Surface

February 21, 2017, Birko,
Birko

Surface interventions provide processors an additional line of defense against the pathogens that threaten food safety and consequently, a company’s…

The “Internet of Things” Making Food Industry Equipment Intelligent

June 8, 2015, Bob Ogren,, Director of Sales and Marketing, Chad Equipment, LLC
Bob Ogren, Director of Sales and Marketing, Chad Equipment, LLC

The “Internet of Things” is here and amazing advances are not far behind. Many devices and heavy equipment which were…

Creating a Culture of Food Safety

May 18, 2015, Elis Owens, Ph.D., Senior Chemist / Microbiologist
Elis Owens, Ph.D. Chemist / Microbiologist

Does your facility have a culture of food safety? Does every employee understand what food safety is, why it’s important…

Cleaning and Sanitation in Organic Food Processing Facilities

December 1, 2014, Elis Owens, Ph.D., Senior Chemist / Microbiologist
Elis Owens, Ph.D. Chemist / Microbiologist

Each week, multiple calls come in to the Birko Tech Desk asking about products for cleaning and sanitation in organic…

Why Is Salmonella Heidelberg Different?

October 17, 2013, Elis Owens, Ph.D., Senior Chemist / Microbiologist
Elis Owens, Ph.D. Chemist / Microbiologist

Recently, Salmonella Heidelberg found in poultry has been making the news. What is different about this particular strain of Salmonella that…

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Testing, Testing, Testing

September 20, 2012, Dana Johnson, Brewery and Winery Specialist
Brewery and Winery Specialist

It has been a busy month as it relates to changes for testing food products for pathogenic bacteria. On Wed., Sept….

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Birko’s Chicxide® Effective Against Salmonella as Part of HACCP Plan

January 23, 2012, Phillip Snellen, Vice President, Sales
Phillip Snellen Vice President, Sales

A new study by the USDA is crediting HACCP programs with reducing cases of Salmonella infection originating from chicken (See…

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FDA-Approved Chemicals for Use in Federally Inspected Meat and Poultry Plants

June 17, 2011, Kelly Green, Owner and Chairman of the Board
Kelly Green Owner and Chairman of the Board

Several Birko customers have asked whether we carry FDA-approved chemicals for use in federally inspected meat and poultry…

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