Animal Flesh, Citrus Fruit, Bean Or Cereal Seed Material Patents (Class 426/331)
  • Patent number: 7396550
    Abstract: A time released nutritional food product and method of making it in is provided in which the product includes a plurality of grain or seed based constituents having plural digestion rates. In a preferred embodiment the product can be prepared by cooking the constituent parts together as a mixture at a substantially single length of cooking time. For example, the product while palatable, can be cooked by adding water, boiling for a given amount of time and eaten. In an embodiment the constituent parts include processed and unprocessed grains, at least one of which forms a gelatinous coating on the others when cooked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Inventor: Michael G. Angel
  • Publication number: 20080152770
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for decontaminating berries, in particular wheat berries, by contacting the berries with a decontaminating solution, characterized in that the solution comprises at least one decontaminating agent selected among the group consisting of acetic acid, propionic acid, their precursors and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2005
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Applicant: MOULINS SOUFFLET SA
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Alain Guy Baret, Jocelyn Rouille, Philippe Gagu, Hugues Robert
  • Publication number: 20080145497
    Abstract: Described herein are organic acid reduced food ingredients and methods of making organic acid reduced food ingredients having a less sour taste and better organoleptic properties at low pH than conventional food ingredients with higher total organic acid content. Reduced sourness of the food ingredients of the present invention may be achieved by subjecting the food ingredients to organic acid/organic acid salt reduction methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Jimbay Peter Loh, Yeong-Ching Albert Hong, Alice Shen Cha
  • Publication number: 20080063766
    Abstract: A method of processing soy beans includes providing soy beans in a vacuum tumbler equipped with lifting ribs and tumbling the soy beans in an alternating environment of a vacuum and an acidic solution. Afterwards, at least a portion of the moisture is removed from the soy beans. A soy bean product made from soy beans so process is substantially free of trans fats and has an Iodine Value in a range from x to y.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Applicant: Grovac Southern Select, L.C.
    Inventor: Billy M. Groves
  • Publication number: 20080050485
    Abstract: A shelf-stable acidified food product having an edible food and two or more acidulants with sufficient acid to achieve a pH below 4.6. The two or more acidulants are admixed with the edible food in an amount effective to adjust the pH of the food product to the range of 3.8 to 4.5. In some embodiments, the two or more acidulants comprises gluconic acid and sodium acid sulfate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventor: Richard S. Meyer
  • Patent number: 7326429
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an effective sterilization method including cooking and heating processes, which prevents the quality deterioration of rice and processed rice foodstuffs manufactured by heating processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: CJ Cheiljedang Corp.
    Inventors: Seiichiro Isobe, Kunihiko Uemura, Kyoichiro Yosida, Chang-Yeong Lee, Sang-You Kim
  • Patent number: 7322369
    Abstract: Methods of detaching microorganisms (e.g., bacteria) from, or of inhibiting microbial (e.g., bacterial) attachment to, animal or poultry carcasses or seafood or parts thereof, wherein the method involves contacting animal or poultry carcasses or seafood or parts thereof at least once with at least one of the following: (i) a polysulfated polysaccharide, (ii) carboxymethyl cellulose, or (iii) guanidine or arginine, optionally together with sodium chloride and at least one non-ionic surfactant, or (iv) mixtures thereof, in an amount effective to detach microorganisms (e.g., bacteria) from, or inhibit microbial (e.g., bacterial) attachment to, animal or poultry carcasses or seafood or parts thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventor: Marjorie B. Medina
  • Publication number: 20080008781
    Abstract: This invention relates to a cold infusion process for fortifying coffee beans with one or more vitamin, non-vitamin, mineral, non-mineral, botanical, hormone, herb, neutraceutical, lipid, carbohydrate, amino acid, acid, salt, prebiotic, or probiotic functional additives. This invention also discloses an infused coffee bean produced by the process of infusing the coffee bean at a temperature of less than about 120° F. with a solution comprising water, a bridge initiator for acid salt bias, fortifying agent(s), and an acid in a quantity sufficient to reach a pH of about 3.65. Further, this invention provides a method for the infusion of a coffee bean with at least one fortifying agent at approximately room temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventor: Michael Bo Sweeney
  • Patent number: 7192618
    Abstract: An antimicrobial, anti-bacterial processing aid, food additive and food ingredient is provided to inhibit cellular growth of known pathogenic, indicator and spoilage organisms, such as salmonella, stahphylococcus, listeria, e coli, and the like. The antimicrobial agent of the present invention is useful as a treatment for animal feed, a treatment for pre-harvest and post-harvest processing of foodstuffs, a treatment for cooked food subject to airborne contaminants and many other conditions in need of disinfectants and sanitizers. One of the primary benefits of the antimicrobial agent is that it inhibits the growth of bacteria that have become antibiotic resistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Tasker Products IP Holdings Corp.
    Inventors: Barry W. Cummins, David H. Creasey
  • Patent number: 7182966
    Abstract: In the processing of poultry, equipment, instruments, apparatus and/or water used in such processing, and/or carcasses and/or parts of poultry resulting from the processing of poultry, are disinfected with aqueous solutions of certain halogen-based microbiocides, especially certain bromine-based microbiocides. Described are the particular microbiocides used and the substantial advantages of using such materials, in some cases as concentrated solutions and in other cases as dilute solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Albemarle Corporation
    Inventor: Jonathan N. Howarth
  • Patent number: 7172782
    Abstract: A method of controlling microbial contamination of poultry carcasses in the processing of poultry as food products is described. The method comprises contacting the carcasses with an aqueous medium containing an effective microbial inhibiting amount of active bromine resulting from the addition to the medium of (i) at least one 1,3-dibromo-5,5-dialkylhydantoin in which one of the alkyl groups is a methyl group and the other alkyl group contains in the range of 1 to about 4 carbon atoms or (ii) a solution thereof, or (iii) both of (i) and (ii). Such contacting inhibits contamination of the carcasses by microorganisms, even at least some bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics or antibacterials. Also described are improvements in a poultry chill tank containing an aqueous medium and a plurality of poultry carcasses in contact with the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Albemarle Corporation
    Inventor: Jonathan N. Howarth
  • Patent number: 7128939
    Abstract: The present invention is a pretreatment agent for a fish food which comprises, in a mixture, 1–30% (v/v) of ethanol, 5–25% (w/v) of citrate and 0.5–50% (w/v) of at least one inorganic salt selected from the group consisting of phosphate, carbonate and bicarbonate, and a process for pretreating a fish food which comprises contacting the pretreatment agent with the fish food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Manabu Watanabe, Masata Mitsuiki
  • Patent number: 7074447
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel composition with antimicrobial activity. It is in the food industry a well-known method to use the product L-arginine, Na-lauroyl-ethylester monohydrochloride (LAE). This product is well tolerated and suitable for use in the preservation of all perishable food products. The action of LAE can be further improved by combining the product with a second component selected from the group consisting of potassium sorbate, sodium sorbate and sorbic acid. The weight ratio of LAE to the second component is preferably in the range of 1:50 to 50:1. The combination of the two products leads to a synergistic combined activity against such microorganisms as Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus megaterium, Citrobacter intermedium, Enterobacter aerogenes, Escherichia coli, Candida albicans, Penicillium camemberti and Cladosporium cladosporioides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Laboratories Miret, S.A.
    Inventors: Joan Seguer Bonaventura, Sergi Figueras Roca, Joan Bta. Urgell Beltran
  • Patent number: 6986910
    Abstract: A method of controlling microbial contamination of poultry carcasses in the processing of poultry as food products is described. The method comprises contacting the carcasses with an aqueous medium containing an effective microbial inhibiting amount of active bromine resulting from the addition to the medium of (i) at least one 1,3-dibromo-5,5-dialkylhydantoinin which one of the alkyl groups is a methyl group and the other alkyl group contains in the range of 1 to about 4 carbon atoms or (ii) a solution thereof, or (iii) both of (i) and (ii). Such contacting inhibits contamination of the carcasses by microorganisms, even at least some bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics or antibacterials. Also described are improvements in a poultry chill tank containing an aqueous medium and a plurality of poultry carcasses in contact with the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: Albemarle Corporation
    Inventor: Jonathan N. Howarth
  • Patent number: 6919099
    Abstract: Contacting an animal carcass with an aqueous solution containing an effective amount of an alkali silicate reduces bacterial contamination of the carcass or retards bacterial growth on the carcass or both reduces bacterial contamination and retards bacterial growth on the carcass, without substantial detriment to the organoleptic properties of the carcass. The method is also useful in treating edible plant materials, such as fruits and vegetables, to reduce bacterial contamination, retard bacterial growth or reduce bacterial contamination and retard bacterial growth on the plant materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Danisco A/S
    Inventors: Fredric G. Bender, Robert S. Pirolo
  • Patent number: 6902753
    Abstract: An acidic solution of sparingly-soluble Group IIA complexes (“AGIIS”), its preparation and its uses. The AGIIS can be prepared by mixing a mineral acid (such as sulfuric acid), and a Group IIA hydroxide (such as calcium hydroxide) or a Group IIA salt of a dibasic acid (such as calcium sulfate), or a mixture of the two Group IIA compounds, followed by removing the solid formed. The various uses include cleaning, food production, decontamination, bioremediation, agricultural application, medical application, and detoxification of substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Mionix Corporation
    Inventors: Maurice Clarence Kemp, Robert B. Lalum, Zhong Wei Xie, Michael A. Cunha, Robert H. Carpenter, Zhang Shu, Yao Yu, David E. Lewis
  • Patent number: 6844017
    Abstract: The present invention makes it possible to kill both the cells and the microorganisms of edible and perishable plants and at the same time to cause the cellular resolution by autolytic enzymes, and to change undesirable characteristics for foods such as harshness, bitterness, astringency, grassiness and the like into desirable characteristics such as tastiness, sweetness, and flavors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: GF Gijyutsu Kaihatsu Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Mamoru Matsubara
  • Publication number: 20040241296
    Abstract: A method includes forcing a gas into an interior of a meat product through an injection conduit positioned within the meat product and forcing a brine into the interior of the meat product. The brine may be forced into the meat product through the injection conduit or through an additional injection conduit. The gas may be forced into the interior of the meat product either prior to injecting the brine, after injecting the brine, or concurrently with injecting the brine. The brine itself may include any brine that may be injected into a meat product. The injected gas may include any gas or mixture of gasses compatible with meat and food processing and compatible with the injected brine or brines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventor: Eldon Roth
  • Patent number: 6803066
    Abstract: Food products are sanitized by spraying an aqueous sanitizing liquid comprising up to 15 ppm ozone onto all exterior surfaces of the product from a plurality of directions while moving the food product laterally with respect to the sprays, wherein the velocity of each spray is sufficient to wet microbes adhered to the surface of the food product, maintaining contact between the sanitizing liquid and the product for at least a time effective to maximize wetting of the surface of the food product by the sanitizing liquid, and then removing mechanically at least 75% of the liquid from the food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Praxair Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry Jay Traeder, Richard Minzenberger, Liangji Xu, Richard Gaber
  • Patent number: 6787178
    Abstract: A health drink is disclosed which is composed of (A) 3-15% by mass of soymilk calculated as a solid content, (B) 0.2-8% by mass of egg white calculated as a solid content, (C) 0.1-5% by mass of a sweetener calculated as a solid content, and (D) the balance of water (providing that A+B+C+D total 100% by mass).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20040170729
    Abstract: A mold inhibitor is described which is a combination of a salt of propionic acid and an essential oil. The essential oil is selected from the group that includes but is not limited to cinnamon oil, eucalyptus oil, lemongrass oil, palmrosa oil, rosemary oil, sage oil, cassia oil, and thyme oil. The essential oil of cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) has a synergistic effect with propionic acid in mold inhibition. The new mold inhibitors have improved efficacy, are less corrosive and are cost effective.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Publication date: September 2, 2004
    Inventors: Jesuadimai Ignatius Xavier Antony, Goh Swee Keng, Hai Meng Tan
  • Publication number: 20040137120
    Abstract: A method of preparing a chunky animal foodstuff or food from an emulsion, said emulsion being introduced into a viscous carrier matrix, said emulsion being subjected to conditions which lead it to solidify, said carrier matrix being subjected to conditions which lead it to liquefy, and the solidified emulsion being separated from the liquefied carrier matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2004
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventor: Johannes P Schlebusch
  • Patent number: 6761919
    Abstract: A beverage that contains a preservative system that contains 1 to 175 ppm cinnamic acid, 10 to 200 ppm sorbic acid or benzoic acid, and at least one essential oil other than cinnamic acid. Minimizing the concentration of sorbic and benzoic acid in this way enables one to prepare an ambient-stable beverage whilst avoiding the adverse effects that sorbic and benzoic acid can have on taste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: Lipton, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Marian Blyth, Aminata Yanda Kanu, Roy Michael Kirby, Malcolm Stratford
  • Patent number: 6753031
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aqueous preservatives, containing ammonium tetraformate or any other combination of formic acid and ammonia, for grass and other agricultural crops, fish and fish products and meat products, having reduced corrosiveness and irritation to skin, comprising 0.5-5 weight % glycerol. Preferably the content of glycerol in the preservative is 0.75-1.5 weight %. The preservative may further contain at least one metal corrosion inhibitor and/or antioxidant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Norsk Hydro ASA
    Inventors: Ingvar Selmer-Olsen, Leif Hjørnevik, Freddy Johnsen
  • Publication number: 20040105921
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing germinated brown rice that has better texture, is easier to cook and has higher safety from microbial contamination compared with conventional germinated brown rice, by controlling the conditions for the germination process, and to a germinated brown rice obtained therefrom. More particularly, improved germinated brown rice can be obtained by at least partially removing the skin, germinating the altered rice in slighted acid germination water and treating the germinated brown rice at elevated temperatures and pressures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Inventors: Sang-You Kim, Hyun-Jun Park, Sang-Jin Byun
  • Publication number: 20040105920
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an effective sterilization method including cooking and heating processes, which prevents the quality deterioration of rice and processed rice foodstuffs manufactured by heating processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Inventors: Seiichiro Isobe, Kunihiko Uemura, Kyoichiro Yosida, Chang-Yeong Lee, Sang-You Kim
  • Patent number: 6693216
    Abstract: The present invention relates to calcium double salts having good preservative properties. Said salts can be used in foods, feeds, pet food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, food-contact items, silage, brewers' spent grains, pomace, food wastes, brewers' yeast, distillation residues and other wastes from the food industry or for leather treatment. These substances exhibit a considerably extended shelf life after addition of, or treatment with, one of the calcium double salts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Nutrinova Nutrition Specialties & Food Ingredients GmbH
    Inventors: Nico N. Raczek, Christoph Mollenkopf
  • Patent number: 6682697
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the sterilization and disinfection of agricultural and botanical products such as botanical powders. More particularly, the present invention is directed towards the use of HBS technology whereby contaminated agricultural products are contacted, at ambient pressure, with an oxidant such as nascent oxygen or hydroxyl radicals thus resulting in the oxidization and destruction of the contaminating microorganisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: Pure World Botanicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Kan He, Baoliang Cui, Zhong Guan Shao, Natalie I. Koether, Val Madis, Qun Yi Zheng
  • Patent number: 6632925
    Abstract: The present invention includes biodegradable plant protein composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jinwen Zhang, Perminus Mungara, Jay-Lin Jane
  • Patent number: 6576286
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel compositions of cactus fruit extracts combined with ginseng berry extracts and foods and drink products made therefrom. The novel beverages and extracts of the present invention may be used in food products and drinks to enhance flavor and nutritional value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: E Excel International
    Inventor: Jau-Fei Chen
  • Patent number: 6560839
    Abstract: A method for using a moisture-protective container to protect an integrated circuit is disclosed herein. The integrated circuit is placed into a container having a first surface and a second surface that is opposite the first surface, and then the container is closed with a seal. Next, the seal is broken to remove the integrated circuit for evaluation. After evaluation without subjecting the integrated circuit to burn-in, the integrated circuit is restored to the container and the container is resealed with the seal. Lastly, the seal of the container is broken to connect the integrated circuit to a substrate without elevating the temperature surrounding the integrated circuit above the temperature at which evaluation occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: Integrated Device Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Poh-Siew Tow
  • Patent number: 6514556
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions including peroxyacetic acid and peroxyoctanoic acid and methods for reducing microbial contamination on poultry. The methods include the step of applying a mixed peroxycarboxylic acid composition to poultry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Ecolab Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Hilgren, Timothy A. Gutzmann, Robert D. P. Hei
  • Patent number: 6514459
    Abstract: A process for the treating of a product comprising the steps of: contacting the product with a solution of ozonized water subjected to stirring during all or part of the contacting, wherein all or part of the stirring is hydraulic in origin; recirculating at least a portion of the solution contacted with the product to one or more points where the contacting step occurs so as to establish turbulent water conditions capable of allowing achievement of a sufficient contact time between the product and the ozone dissolved in the water to attain a required level of treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme a Directoire et Conseil de Surveillance pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Pascal Crisinel, Lucie Prost
  • Patent number: 6426105
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of enhancing fruit ripening and stability and of delaying senescence in fruit and other plant tissues. This method consists of applying an effective amount of a lysophospholipid, such as lysophosphatidylethanolamine (18:1) (hereinafter referred to as “LPE (18:1)”) or lysophosphatidylinositol (hereinafter referred to as “LPI”) to the fruit and other plant tissues. Lysophospholipids such as LPE (18:1) and LPI were found to be superior to other lysophospholipids in delaying senescence and in inhibiting phospholipase D, a key enzyme in mediating membrane deterioration during of plant senescence. LPE (18:1) and LPI are naturally occurring and environmentally safe. Their use could replace many environmentally toxic compounds that are currently being used to retard senescence of flowers, fruits and leaves and to enhance fruit ripening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Jiwan Paul Palta, Stephen Beungtae Ryu
  • Publication number: 20020083970
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fumigation tent which includes a frame suspended from a structure by support cables, the frame having an underside; a tarp adapted to be mounted to the top side of the frame, the tarp hanging from the frame defining a tent having a top and side curtains having a lower periphery that defines a bottom perimeter; a sealing arrangement for connecting and sealing the top of the tarp to the frame; a first plurality of cables for raising and lowering the side curtains and being connected to the side curtains and to means for raising and lowering the first plurality of cables; a second plurality of cables for raising and lowering the frame and being connected to the frame and to means for raising and lowering the second plurality of cables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Applicant: Western Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Chris Langhart
  • Publication number: 20020085949
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mechanized fumigation tent with a composite closing structure. The composite closing structure is connected to the bottom perimeter of side curtains for sealing the bottom perimeter of the side curtains. The composite closing structure has at least a first component and second component. The first component is a structural support component and has sufficient rigidity to flex no greater than 6 inches over a 10 foot length with a fulcrum weight of 100 pounds. The second component is a sealing component and is formed of flexible material. Further, the sealing component may be a flexible base mounted along the bottom perimeter for receiving, holding and releasing water from an external water supply. When the sealing component holds water, it will seal the tent to a floor. In a preferred embodiment, the structural support component is formed of a triangular cross-sectional shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2001
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Applicant: Western Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Glynn, Christopher D. Langhart
  • Patent number: 6387426
    Abstract: Ammonia is first applied to a meat product to produce an ammoniated meat product. The ammoniated meat product is then contained in a treatment vessel in a treatment gas atmosphere substantially free of ammonia gas. Once the ammoniated meat product is contained in the appropriate atmosphere, the treatment method includes increasing the pressure in the treatment vessel to an operating pressure greater than the vapor pressure of ammonia at the temperature of the ammoniated meat product being treated. The operating pressure is held within the treatment vessel for an operating period effective to reduce the amount of ammonia gas which escapes from the meat product after the product is placed again under atmospheric conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Inventor: Eldon Roth
  • Patent number: 6328909
    Abstract: A frozen chlorine dioxide-containing composition comprising a metal chlorite and a protic acid in a frozen aqueous matrix made by freezing a substantially chloride dioxide-free aqueous solution comprising a metal chlorite at a concentration ranging from about 0.0005% to about 0.5% by weight and a protic acid at a concentration sufficient to lower the pH of the aqueous solution to a value of about 1.8 to about 5.0. The frozen chlorine dioxide-containing composition has a chlorine dioxide concentration of more than about 3 ppm, while the aqueous solution prior to freezing has a chlorine dioxide concentration less than about 3 ppm. The frozen chlorine dioxide-containing composition is used to disinfect substrates by contacting the same with the frozen chlorine dioxide-containing composition. Suitable substrates include food intended for human or animal consumption, such as meat, fish and poultry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: Alcide Corporation
    Inventors: Robert D. Kross, G. Kere Kemp
  • Publication number: 20010026824
    Abstract: Simultaneous slicing and washing of relatively firm raw vegetable or fruit products is accomplished in a vat of water into which a slicer apparatus is positioned such that the slices are formed and discharge directly into the water An inclined takeout conveyor serves to receive the slices and remove them from the water. A circulating water current and fluid jets urge the slices to disperse onto the conveyor. A spray of water or air blast removes residual vegetable matter from the slice surfaces before leaving the takeout conveyor for further processing. Slicing and washing a vegetable in a flume volute where the slices are dispersed onto a takeout conveyor is disclosed where the water medium is collected in a tub and recycled back to flow in the flume to a level that covers the slicer's operative parts. The apparatus may be used for simultaneous slicing and cooling of raw vegetables where hot cooling oil is maintained in the system and recycled for reheating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Publication date: October 4, 2001
    Applicant: Heat and Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew A. Caridis, John Silvester, Daniel E. Brown, Leonardo P. Murgel, Carl Beitsayadeh
  • Patent number: 6278008
    Abstract: Disclosed are a fatty acid esters composition of a polyglycerine containing more than 70% of a fatty acid monoester which is defined by a specified analysis method, a process for the preparation thereof, a process for the preparation of a highly-purified fatty acid esters composition of a polyglycerine, and a highly-purified fatty acid esters composition of a polyglycerine having an oxirane oxygen concentration of below 100 ppm which is defined by a specified analysis method. The fatty acid esters compositions of a polyglycerine are useful as additives for a variety of food-stuffs, additives for a variety of thermoplastic resins, and as additives for a variety of cosmetics or detergents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Assignee: Daicel Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Endo, Terumasa Daito
  • Patent number: 6268353
    Abstract: A method for inhibiting the formation of volatile aldehydes including their related compounds and/or the decomposition of fatty acids including their related compounds by incorporating trehalose and/or maltitol. Using the method, compositions such as foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals comprising fatty acids can be prepared and stably stored for a relatively-long period of time without fear of forming volatile aldehydes and/or decomposing the fatty acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Hayashibara Seibutsu Kagaku Kenkyujo
    Inventors: Hiroto Chaen, Kazuyuki Oku, Yukio Uchida, Toshio Miyake
  • Patent number: 6207202
    Abstract: A flaked fish food wherein fresh (raw) fish, vitamins, starches and preservatives are disclosed. The fresh (raw) fish replace fishmeal which has heretofore been used. The fresh (raw) fish when heated gels (binds) the ingredients together in an appealing and substantially water insoluble manner. The fresh (raw) fish may be salmon, halibut, black cod, Pacific cod, herring, rockfish, shrimp and krill (or any other kind of raw fish). A method for making the flaked fish food is also disclosed which includes the steps of grinding the raw fish in a grinder, mixing a vitamin and a preservative in cold water and mixing the ground fish with the cold water, vitamin and preservative mixture, pumping the mixture to a grinder/emulsifier, and heating and drying the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Inventor: Dennis Crews
  • Patent number: 6183807
    Abstract: An antimicrobial composition includes a mixture of one or more carboxylic acids having up to 18 carbon atoms and one or more peroxycarboxylic acids having up to 12 carbon atoms, preferably a mixture of a C2-C4 peroxycarboxylic acid and a C8-C12 peroxycarboxylic acid. Also described is a novel antimicrobial composition adapted for sanitizing meat product containing a mixture of one or more C2-C4 peroxycarboxylic acids and one or more C8-C12 peroxycarboxylic acids and an alpha-hydroxy mono- or dicarboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: Ecolab Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy A. Gutzmann, Brian J. Anderson, Bruce R. Cords, Lawrence A. Grab, Edward H. Richardson, Pamela Reed McKay
  • Patent number: 6171625
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system for the decontamination of agricultural products by reacting the toxins and microorganisms, contaminating the product, with ozone. The ozone is generated on site and upon demand, thus eliminating ozone waste associated with long periods of ozone storage. The systems of the invention provide efficient, safe, and environmentally friendly use of ozone for product decontamination by optimizing the delivery of ozone to the contaminated product, monitoring and controlling the pressure in the treatment systems, monitoring and controlling the heat generated during the treatment of contaminated product with ozone, and controlling ozone release into the atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Assignee: Lynntech, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian J. Denvir, K. Scott McKenzie, Thomas D. Rogers, Douglas R. Miller, G. Duncan Hitchens, Craig C. Andrews
  • Patent number: 6139890
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for producing fruits or vegetables having an extended shelf life and/or a reduces level of bacterial contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Assignee: Bio-Tek Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: John Simpukas
  • Patent number: 6132786
    Abstract: Food grade metabolites produced by Propionibacterium sp., alone or in combination with at least one adjunct organic acid preservative ingredient such as sorbic or benzoic acid or their food grade salts, inhibit mold and extend the shelf life of packaged food products such as baked goods having a water activity (a.sub.w) of about 0.60 to about 0.80, on storage at room temperature for six months or more. Mold control is obtained in a variety of food products, including those particularly susceptible to mold such as moist fruit filled bar cookies, other intermediate moisture cookies, cakes having dollops of fruit-based filler, pet food snacks, and the like, while simultaneously providing superior organoleptic and sensory attributes in the products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: Nabisco Technology Company
    Inventors: Peter G. Poulos, Jill Critchley, Robert E. Diaz, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6120823
    Abstract: A foodstuff having selected flavorant/antimicrobial compounds in an amount sufficient to result in a microbiologically stable foodstuff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: Lipton, divsion of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Charles Cirigliano, Francis John Farrell, Raymond Thomas McKenna, Paul John Rothenberg
  • Patent number: 6120822
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system for the decontamination of agricultural products by reacting the toxins and microorganisms, contaminating the product, with ozone. The ozone is generated on site and upon demand, thus eliminating ozone waste associated with long periods of ozone storage. The systems of the invention provide efficient, safe, and environmentally friendly use of ozone for product decontamination by optimizing the delivery of ozone to the contaminated product, monitoring and controlling the pressure in the treatment systems, monitoring and controlling the heat generated during the treatment of contaminated product with ozone, and controlling ozone release into the atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: Lynntech, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian J. Denvir, K. Scott McKenzie, Thomas D. Rogers, Douglas R. Miller, G. Duncan Hitchens, Craig C. Andrews
  • Patent number: 6120731
    Abstract: A frozen chlorine dioxide-containing composition comprising a metal chlorite and a protic acid in a frozen aqueous matrix made by freezing a substantially chlorine dioxide-free aqueous solution comprising a metal chlorite at a concentration ranging from about 0.0005% to about 0.5% by weight and a protic acid at a concentration sufficient to lower the pH of the aqueous solution to a value of about 1.8 to about 5.0. The frozen chlorine dioxide-containing composition has a chlorine dioxide concentration of more than about 3 ppm, while the aqueous solution prior to freezing has a chlorine dioxide concentration less than about 3 ppm. The frozen chlorine dioxide-containing composition is used to disinfect substrates by contacting the same with the frozen chlorine dioxide-containing composition. Suitable substrates include food intended for human or animal consumption, such as meat, fish and poultry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: Alcide Corporation
    Inventors: Robert D. Kross, G. Kere Kemp
  • Patent number: 6113963
    Abstract: Described is a method of sanitizing meat product using aqueous streams having an antimicrobial composition added to the stream. Preferably, the antimicrobial composition includes a mixture of one or more carboxylic acids having up to 18 carbon atoms and one or more peroxycarboxylic acids having up to 12 carbon atoms, preferably a mixture of a C.sub.2-4 peroxycarboxylic acid and a C.sub.8-12 peroxycarboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2000
    Assignee: Ecolab Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy A. Gutzmann, Brian J. Anderson, Bruce R. Cords, Lawrence A. Grab, Edward H. Richardson, Pamela Reed McKay