May 20, 2020 | Meat & Protein Harvest
The Elite 360® is Birko’s latest innovation in antimicrobial intervention for food processing. Using electrostatic technology to apply antimicrobial products, the Elite 360® helps meat and poultry processors meet USDA requirements for pathogen reduction while saving on water and chemical usage.
The Elite 360® harnesses electrostatic technology in an all-new way to apply antimicrobials to meat and poultry products. It operates by spraying an electrostatically charged antimicrobial solution onto a product as it rotates, exposing all surfaces of the product to ensure full coverage. This process helps achieve up to 100% transfer efficiency while reducing overspray and uneven application of chemicals.
In testing and facilities using the Elite 360®, processors have been shown to achieve:
*Found in Birko testing and facilities using the Elite 360®
Behind the Scenes: Development and Testing
Developed in partnership with Colorado State University, the Elite 360® underwent rigorous testing and several stages of development to utilize electrostatic technology in an all-new way.
Pathogen Reduction in U.S. Turkey Plant
Learn how the Elite 360® improves food safety in meat and poultry processing, and hear about the real-world results of implementing the equipment.
Antimicrobial Efficacy Test in Pineland Farms Plant
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Poultry Processing Facility Tests Birko’s Elite 360®
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>> Water usage
>> Wastewater treatment costs
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Choosing Birko’s Elite 360® was critical in helping our food safety standards and achieving our long-term goals for success in our business.
–Chris Williams, General Manager, Pineland Farms