Tripe and Foot Washes

Birko has a long history in tripe processing, starting with one of our first products, Tripe Wash. We’ve expanded to include products with a wide range of alkalinity to be used in neutral tripe, tripe scalding and in processing other edible parts such as feet.


Product Name/
Number
Description Liquid/
Powder
Environmentally Preferred
Acto 140
I00200
Powdered ultra-pure oxygen bleach (sodium carbonate peroxide). Safe to use in all food processing operations. The choice oxygen bleach for high yield and bright white honeycomb in tripe washing. Low cost for laundry systems. Made by the fluid bed process, which protectively coats the chemical for free flowing and continuously high oxygen activity. Appropriate for tripe bleaching, treating feet and other edible meat parts, as a general purpose cleaner, as a laundry bleach and as a bleach for grease and tallow. P
Bril-AD
I02351
An alkaline liquid additive used in conjunction with Brute 4S™ for cleaning and scalding tripe. Formulated especially for the latest automatic dispensing systems and safe for all types of tripe machines. In combination, Bril-Ad™ with Brute 4S™ achieves clean tripe more economically and more safely (when properly dispensed) than any other product. Use Bril-Ad™ and Brute 4S™ in conjunction with the Birko line of oxygen bleaches: Acto 140™, or Liquik® Bleach. L
Brillo
I00153
A strong alkaline liquid for cleaning and scalding tripe.  Formulated especially for the latest automatic dispensing systems and safe for all types of tripe machines. Brillo™  achieves clean tripe more economically and more safely (when properly dispensed) than any other product. Use Brillo™ in conjunction with the Birko line of oxygen bleaches: Acto 140™, or Liquik® Bleach. Brillo™ is acceptable for use in federally inspected meat and poultry plants. L
Brute-4S
I01935
A highly alkaline builder designed to be used with various additives for processes such as foot washing, tripe washing, CIP, and others. Used in combination with Bril-AD as a blend on-site into application for cleaning and scalding tripe. Cleaning solutions must be rinsed thoroughly with potable water after use. L
Cir Scald
I00216
An alkaline blend of ingredients with an extremely high level of chemical activity for removing hair on beef feet (U.S. Patent No. 3,577,241). It has prior USDA approval for cleaning and treating feet and other edible parts. Birko’s Acto 140™, is recommended to bleach and whiten the finished beef product. P
Diactolate
I00202
A food-grade tripe neutralizer, effective in reducing pH in the finished product. Helps to avoid gaseous tripe and rancidity problems. Also used to activate chlorine dioxide sanitizers, neutralizing or reducing pH in water or finished product, and removing or preventing scale formation. P
Liquik® Bleach
I00054
A food-grade, stabilized 34% hydrogen peroxide solution, effective as a bleach for tripe or other edible parts, as a laundry bleach, or as a cleaning adjunct. Offers far less corrosion than most chlorine compounds. Useful as an odor contol agent. L
Liquik®
Diactolate
I02033
A food-grade tripe neutralizer, effective in reducing pH in the finished product. Helps to avoid gaseous tripe and rancidity problems. Also used to activate chlorine dioxide sanitizers, neutralizing or reducing pH in water or finished product, and removing or preventing scale formation. L
No-Pelo
I01947
A liquid additive to be used in conjunction with Brute 4S™ to remove hair from feet in the foot wash. No-Pelo™ helps loosen hair at the follicle so it is easier to remove. Particularly effective in removing hair from black feet. No-Pelo helps improve yield. L
Tripe Wash 2P®
I00002
A powdered, moderately alkaline mixture formulated for use in all machines in tripe scalding operations. This product is appropriate for use in federally inspected meat plants and offers maximum cleaning and highest yields in plants with fast chain speeds when used in combination with Acto 140™, a powdered oxygen bleach. P
Tripe Wash 3A
I00026
A powdered, alkaline mixture formulated for use in all machines used in tripe scalding operations. Provides the shortest effective wash time. Appropriate for use in federally inspected meat plants. Offers maximum cleaning and highest yields in plants with fast chain speeds when used in combination with Acto 140™, a powdered oxygen bleach. P
Tripe Wash C
I00027
A powdered, moderately alkaline mixture formulated for use in all machines used in tripe scalding operations. This product is appropriate for use in federally inspected meat plants. Requires longer wash time, but produces maximum yield. Use in combination with Acto 140™, a powdered oxygen bleach. Contains no caustic soda (sodium hydroxide). P
Tripe Wash S
I00029
A powdered, moderately alkaline mixture formulated for use in all machines in tripe scalding operations. This workhorse product is appropriate for use in federally inspected meat plants and offers maximum cleaning and highest yields in plants with fast chain speeds when used in combination with Acto 140™, a powdered oxygen bleach. P