Biocidal Or Disinfecting Chemical Agent Patents (Class 426/335)
  • Patent number: 9795161
    Abstract: Provided is a taste-improving agent that suppresses the unpleasant taste of potassium, such as harshness, irritativeness, and bitterness without reducing the salty taste of a potassium-containing food or drink. The taste-improving agent for a potassium-containing food or drink comprises a lactic acid-fermented yeast extract that is obtainable by fermenting a yeast extract with a lactic acid bacterium and contains 7.5 (w/w) % or more of lactic acid relative to the solid content of the yeast extract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignees: RIKEN VITAMIN CO., LTD., KIKKOMAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Kobayashi, Takehiko Watanabe, Takeharu Nakahara, Yoshikazu Endo
  • Patent number: 9743683
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing highly palatable dry cat foods, by providing dry cat food preparations having specific compositions and/or texture properties, and by adding thereto palatability enhancers, so as to obtain highly palatable dry cat foods. Preferably, the present invention provides highly palatable dry cat foods having a rigidity below or equal to about 100 N/mm. Also is the present invention related to a method for increasing the palatability effect of a liquid palatability enhancer for use in dry cat food preparation, and to kits useful for enhancing palatability of dry cat foods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: SPECIALITES PET FOOD
    Inventors: Loïc Bramoulle, Isabelle Guiller, Julien Ruaud
  • Patent number: 9723860
    Abstract: Method for improving the feed efficiency in poultry husbandry wherein poultry is provided with a compound directly upon hatching, the compound being selected from a lactylate in accordance with formula 1, or a Na, K, Ca, Mg, Fe(II), Zn, NH4, or Cu(II) salt thereof, R2-COO—[—CH(CH3)-COO]n-R1??Formula 1 a glycolylate of formula 2, or a Na, K, Ca, Mg, Fe(II), Zn, NH4, or Cu(II) salt thereof. R2-COO—[—CH2-COO]n-R1??Formula 2: a lactate ester of formula 3, HO—CH(CH3)-COO—R2??Formula 3: and/or a glycolic acid ester of formula 4, HO—CH2-COO—R2??Formula 4: In the above formulas R1 is selected from H, n stands for an integer with value of 1-10, and R2 stands for C1-C35 alkyl or alkenyl chain, which may be branched or unbranched. The effective compound provided to poultry is dosed level in a first part of their life-span higher than the dose level in other part of their life span.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: PURAC BIOCHEM BV
    Inventors: Bart Jan Boomsma, Anne Cazemier
  • Patent number: 9655373
    Abstract: A method for sterilizing a ground meat product through the application supercritical CO2 during the processing of the meat by introducing supercritical CO2 into an extruder as the meat passes through the extruder while controlling the pressure and speed at which the meat passes through the extruder to maintain the meat in contact with the supercritical CO2 for a time sufficient to achieve a log reduction in colony forming units of microbial contaminants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Inventors: David Burns, Thomas Steffie, Alecia Eppelsheimer
  • Patent number: 9578893
    Abstract: A method for improving the moisture retention of marinated meats and inhibiting growth of pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms is described. In various embodiments, vinegar is neutralized, concentrated, and blended with non-neutralized vinegar in appropriate proportions to achieve the desired water binding and antimicrobial effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Triad Resource Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Mo Mui Toledo
  • Patent number: 9226522
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for obtaining an improved drink, in particular a method for suppressing turbidity and sediment of an acidic drink that contains a peptide when the acidic drink is stored for a long period of time. In a basic method for suppressing turbidity and sediment, pectin and a fatty acid ester emulsifier are added to an acidic drink that contains a peptide. In this connection, it is appropriate that the stabilizers are respectively added in an amount of 1-10% by weight relative to the amount of the peptide. In addition, the pH of the acidic peptide drink is preferably 2.5-5.0; a peptide to be used preferably has a degradation rate of 10% or more and a free amino acid content of 50% or less; and the protein concentration in the drink is preferably 0.1-5.0% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI OIL HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventor: Motohiro Maebuchi
  • Patent number: 9113641
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for manufacturing heat treated products involving the use of probiotic bacteria, e.g. lactic acid bacteria and/or Bifidobacteria, cultures of such bacteria, supernatant from such cultures, and/or concentrates of such supernatant and/or fractions of such supernatant. The invention further provides heat treated products of such processes and their use for regulation of cellular uptake of fat and/or triglycerides and/or body weight management or weight reduction and/or redistribution of fat and/or reduction in visceral and/or abdominal fat deposition in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Arla Foods amba
    Inventors: Velmurugesan Arulampalam, Joseph James Rafter, Sven Pettersson
  • Patent number: 9095155
    Abstract: A system for treating a food product with a mold inhibitor via spray application in suspended form includes a conveyor for moving the food product as well as at least one upper spray nozzle above the conveyor and at least one lower spray nozzle located below the conveyor. In an embodiment of the invention, one or more end spray nozzles are provided to spray one or more vertical end surfaces of the food product. A fluid supply system for supplies pressurized fluid to the spray nozzles. In an embodiment of the invention, the fluid supply system includes a recirculating reservoir for maintaining the mold inhibitor in suspension. The spray guns are controlled via pulse width modulation such that the instantaneous flow rate and the time averaged flow rate are equal to respective predetermined allowable flow rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignees: Spraying Systems Co., Denisco USA Inc.
    Inventors: Joshuah Shane DeVoll, Fritz Norbury, Steven Mallory
  • Patent number: 9072306
    Abstract: The invention relates to the pre- or post harvest fungicidal and/or bactericidal treatment of plant products, using at least phosphonic acid that is at least partially salified and eugenol or clove oil, at ambient temperature, as well as to the compositions suitable for said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: XEDA INTERNATIONAL
    Inventor: Alberto Sardo
  • Publication number: 20150093482
    Abstract: A process for producing aqueous chlorous acid solution in which chlorous acid, which is safe for the human body, is easy to handle, and less generates chlorine dioxide, is yielded and used as a disinfectant for a pretreatment in food processing. To an aqueous sodium chlorate solution is added sulfuric acid or an aqueous solution thereof in such an amount and concentration that the pH of the aqueous solution can be kept at 2.3-3.4 to thereby react them and generate chloric acid. Subsequently, hydrogen peroxide is added to the chloric acid in an amount which is equal to or larger than the amount necessary for a reduction reaction to thereby yield chlorous acid. Any one of inorganic acids, inorganic acid salts, organic acids, and organic acid salts, or two or more thereof, or a combination or these is added to the aqueous solution containing chlorous acid yielded, whereby the chlorous and acid can be present for long and the pH of the aqueous solution is regulated to regulated to 3.2-7.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Hisataka Goda
  • Publication number: 20150093481
    Abstract: A system providing for on-site reclamation and re-use of reclaimed antimicrobial solution includes a dispenser, at least one receptacle, piping, and at least one pump. The dispenser sprays antimicrobial solution toward moving raw food products. Unspent antimicrobial solution that did not contact the moving raw food products and rebound antimicrobial solution that did contact the raw food products combine to form a reclaimed antimicrobial solution. The reclaimed antimicrobial solution is collected in the receptacle and is pumped through the piping to a location for reuse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Chandler Adams, Cayce Warf, Roger J. Tippett
  • Publication number: 20150064152
    Abstract: The present invention is related to the field of bioprotection, in particular to the strain of Lactobacillus paracasei CHCC14676 with accession no. DSM25612. Furthermore, the present invention concerns an antifungal composition comprising the strain, an antifungal composition comprising the strain and at least one strain of Lactobacillus rhamnosus, food, feed and pharmaceutical products comprising such an antifungal composition, a method of manufacturing such food, feed and pharmaceutical products, a method for reducing the content of yeasts and molds of such food, feed and pharmaceutical products and uses of the antifungal composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Chr. Hansen A/S
    Inventors: Tina Hornbaek, Maike Lisberg, Silja Kej Diemer
  • Patent number: 8962297
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated Clostridium perfringens bacteriophage lytic enzymes from baccteriophages CP26F and CP39O, and uses in controlling Clostridium perfringens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Bruce S. Seal, Gregory R. Siragusa, Ibn Mustafa A. Simmons, Johnna K. Garrish, David M. Donovan
  • Patent number: 8946121
    Abstract: The present invention relates to new antifungal compositions and their use in the treatment of agricultural products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Jacobus Stark, Angelique De Rijk
  • Publication number: 20150024099
    Abstract: Foodstuffs such as cereals, vegetables or fruits can be sterilized and disinfected by simple short-time processing for preservation of them over an extended period of time without recourse to substances harmful to human bodies, and prevention of growth of mold. After a foodstuff is brought into contact with overheated steam having a temperature of 250° C. to 620° C., calcium oxide-containing powders are added to and mixed with it. The foodstuff may come into contact with overheated steam simultaneously with addition and mixing of the calcium oxide-containing powders. The time of contact of the foodstuff with overheated steam is preferably 20 seconds to 0.5 second. The calcium oxide-containing powders are preferably natural calcium oxide powders obtained by firing shells, coral, the nacreous layer, eggshells, or bones of animals, fishes or birds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Hisaharu OKI, Chokichi SATO, Yukio MURATA
  • Publication number: 20150004293
    Abstract: Several embodiments of the present invention relate generally to the use of non-pathogenic microorganisms to prevent the growth and/or activity of pathogenic microorganisms in food products. More specifically, several embodiments relate to manipulation of the pH of low acid foods by non-pathogenic microorganisms to generate a local environment that is adverse to pathogenic microorganisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Lisa L. Beckman, Michael A. Bauman, Curtis R. Moon, Mark B. Satterfield, Marcia K. Walker, Dennis A. Lonergan
  • Patent number: 8919560
    Abstract: A chewing gum disposal container is provided as simple, easy to use, and convenient apparatus for disposing used gum in areas where traditional methods of gum disposal are not readily available. The apparatus is provided as an envelope that forms an inner chamber. The inner chamber is utilized for receiving used chewing gum and is lined with an antimicrobial layer that reduces the transmission of infectious disease. The envelope utilizes a front section and a rear section in order to form the inner chamber. The front section provides a top flap that seals the inner chamber. Additionally the front section provides a visual identifier for distinguishing the particular apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Derek L. Hopkins
  • Patent number: 8911809
    Abstract: A centrifuge has an inner and an outer screw. The outer screw transfers material towards a cone-shaped section that leads to an outlet of the centrifuge. A mixture of meat components, liquid carbon dioxide, gas, and optionally water, is spun in the centrifuge. The dense components, such as lean meat, will accumulate away from the axis of rotation and be transferred by the outer screw towards the cone-shaped section. The less dense components, such as fat and adipose tissue, accumulate toward the center of rotation, and are transferred toward an outlet of the centrifuge via the inner screw. Gas accumulates in the proximity of the cone-shaped section and impedes liquid carbon dioxide from exiting with the dense components. The centrifuge is pressurized, which maintains carbon dioxide as a liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: SafeFresh Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony J. M. Garwood
  • Publication number: 20140342039
    Abstract: Polydimethylsiloxane and/or siloxane (silicone)-derived chemical compounds are used to coating harvested forages to protect against rain and/or other weather damage and to suppress mold and spoilage in harvested forages. The PDMS compound and derivatives thereof are also found to suppress the damage resulting from oxidation within the feedstuff mass. When applied, PDMS coats the feedstuff and is included in the moisture portion of the feed or forage mass. This helps preserve the feed quality and slows the damaging effects of spoilage organisms and oxidation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: MARK L. FOLKMAN
  • Patent number: 8883238
    Abstract: A fresh fruit preservative and method of using the preservative for fresh cut fruit that significantly extend the shelf life of fresh cut fruit are provided. The fresh fruit preservative preserves the texture, flavor, appearance, and color of the fresh fruit, particularly exposed surfaces of the fresh fruit that have been cut, in particular by reducing oxidation of the exposed cut surfaces of the fruit. The preservative includes the ingredients of ascorbic acid, calcium ascorbate, carbohydrate, citric acid, calcium carbonate, sodium chloride, magnesium chloride, potassium bicarbonate, malic acid and a protein-based composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: PFM, LLC
    Inventors: Thane R. Siddoway, John Ricks
  • Publication number: 20140328945
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for stabilizing free available chlorine solutions that are electrochemically generated utilizing one or more Cylindrical Electrolysis cells, which allows generation of Hypochlorous Acid (HOCL) solutions with excellent sanitizing properties. The invention further provides methods to stabilize different concentrations of Hypochlorous Acid solutions with a pH value ranging from 4.0 to 7.5 and an Redox Oxidation Potential between +700 and +1200 mV, as well methods to stabilize hydrogel formulations containing Hypochlorous Acid as the active ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Aquaxo, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Adams, Michel van Schaik
  • Patent number: 8877272
    Abstract: An application method of 1-monopropionine compound and its isoform 3-monopropionine being used as preserving agents in animal feeds, corns, grains, and other food materials. The monopropionine compounds are obtained by esterification reaction of propionic acid and glycerol. The product is a translucent viscous liquid composition comprising monopropionine compounds and other components, such as free acid, or certain salt forms of propionate. The generated composition can be further distilled in glycerol. The final product can take a liquid form or a powder form. 1-monopropionine compound and its isoform 3-monopropionine function as preserving agent at a low effective dosage of about 0.05 to 1% (by weight), and preferably 0.1 to 0.3% (by weight). A preferable application condition of this method is to preserve animal feeds and corns under a low (about 2% to 12%) moisture condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Paulo Roberto de Lima Portilho
  • Publication number: 20140322407
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions including medium chain peroxycarboxylic acid, methods for making these compositions, and methods for reducing the population of a microorganism. The compositions can include advantageously high levels of the medium chain peroxycarboxylic acid, can be readily made, and/or can exhibit reduced odor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Victor F. Man, Joshua P. Magnuson, Steven E. Lentsch
  • Publication number: 20140322147
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are antimicrobial compositions and methods of producing an antimicrobial effect in which a citrus extract such as Biosecur® is used in combination with benzyl alcohol and one or more additional agent selected from the group consisting of lauroyl arginate/glyceryl laurate and essential oils or constituents thereof such as galangal oil, thyme oil, thymol, cinnamon leaf oil, cinnamon bark oil, lemongrass oil, orange oil, pine oil, cedarwood oil, curry leaf oil, and rosemary oil. These compositions may be used as natural preservatives for personal care products, foods, beverages, and as topical or surface disinfectants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Shanta M. Modak, Santoshkumar Dongre
  • Patent number: 8865239
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions and methods for making human consumable jerky treats. The invention provides moist, flavorful jerky treats and methods for making such treats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark A. Levin
  • Patent number: 8859798
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions of matter and pharmaceutical compositions thereof, for use in inhibiting the growth of various microbial pathogens, including bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viral pathogens. Also provided herein are methods of treating microbial diseases/infections and cancer with the compositions. The compositions are additionally useful in wood preservation and food preservation by inhibition of microbial growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Arkady Mustaev, Natalia Kurepina
  • Patent number: 8840944
    Abstract: A method for improving the sensory properties and resistance of food and drink products, especially uncured meat products, to various kinds of micro-organisms and in particular food spoilage and food poisoning bacteria includes contacting the food or drink product with a composition comprising alkali metal salts having as anions propionate and a co-anion selected from lactate, acetate, and combinations thereof, and as cations potassium and hydrogen, wherein the weight-based ratio of lactate/propionate is in the range of 0 to 20 and the weight-based ratio of acetate/propionate is in the range of 0.05 to 3.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Purac Biochem BV
    Inventors: Diana Visser, Dirk Alexander Knikker
  • Publication number: 20140272013
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a composition for use in forming films or coatings that prevent damage in foodstuffs, including plants, fruits, and vegetables. The disclosed compositions comprise a cellulose nanomaterial and can further comprise a nanoscale mineral compound and one or more additional components. Also disclosed are films or coatings made using the disclosed compositions, as well as methods for making the disclosed compositions and methods for using the disclosed compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: State of Oregon acting by and through the State Board of Higher Education on behalf of Oregon Stat
    Inventors: Yanyun Zhao, John Simonsen, George Cavender, Jooyeoun Jung, Leslie H. Fuchigami
  • Patent number: 8828459
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for reducing the concentration of pathogenic organisms such as Listeria spp. in fermented food products. The method comprises the steps of: (i) providing a food material, (ii) mixing said food material with a starter culture, (iii) mixing the food material with at least one adjunct culture in form of a bacteriocin-producing Pediococcus species, (iv) subjecting the mixture provided in step (iii) to a fermentation process, said fermentation process being conducted at conditions that are sub-optimal for growth of the bacteriocin-producing Pediococcus species in order to provide a limited acidification and allow for a high production of bacteriocin, and obtain a fermented food product. Furthermore, the invention relates to the use of bacteriocin-producing Pediococcus species as an adjunct culture for securing microbial safety of fermented food products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Chr. Hansen A/S
    Inventor: Marie Louise Heller Stahnke
  • Publication number: 20140242052
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the treatment and/or prophylaxis of storage diseases of harvested material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: SOURCON-PADENA GmbH & CO.KG.
    Inventor: Wolfgang Vogt
  • Patent number: 8778372
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a dual-action pest control formulation for controlling rodents and arthropods, the formulation including: a rodenticide; an insecticide; an optional attractant; and a carrier matrix. The present disclosure also provides a method of controlling rodents and arthropods, the method including: applying the dual action pest formulation to a target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Nisus Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Lloyd, John T. Murphy, David Ashley Ezell
  • Publication number: 20140193553
    Abstract: The present application relates to a new method for treating fruits or vegetables comprising the use of hot phosphorous acid (PA) as well as PA-based combinations and corresponding kits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: XEDA INTERNATIONAL
    Inventor: Alberto SARDO
  • Publication number: 20140178543
    Abstract: An ozone-based disinfecting device is provided comprising a mixer (2) having a generally hollow body with a water inlet for water under pressure, a spray nozzle (8) for generating a generally conical spray of water introduced by way of the water inlet, a contact chamber (7) communicating with a gas inlet (5) for ozone rich gases, and an outlet aperture (12) from the contact chamber. The outlet aperture is coaxial with the spray nozzle and axially spaced apart therefrom. The diameter of the outlet aperture corresponds substantially to the diameter of the conical spray at that position so that substantially no free space exists between the outside of the conical spray and the periphery of the outlet, in use. The contact chamber generally has a larger cross-sectional size than the diameter of the outlet aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Arcaqua (Pty) Ltd
    Inventors: Crispin Miles Russell, Mark Gregory Marshall
  • Patent number: 8753704
    Abstract: High concentration, that is, strong antimicrobial treatment materials such as high concentration aqueous ammonia solutions or even liquid ammonia may be applied to a foodstuff without deleterious effects by controlling the temperature of the foodstuff at or immediately after the time of contact with the antimicrobial treatment material. In particular, ice crystals are maintained at or just below the surface of the foodstuff at or immediately after the time of contact with the antimicrobial treatment material. The ice crystals in the foodstuff inhibit absorption of the antimicrobial treatment material into the foodstuff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Freezing Machines, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Roth, Eldon Roth
  • Patent number: 8734879
    Abstract: This invention discloses a method of preservation of a food product comprising the step of adding 1) a first component comprising between 10 ppm and 1% of a biocidal salt of N?-(C1-C22) alkanoyl di-basic amino acid alkyl (C1-C22) ester cationic biocidal molecule with an anionic counterion, and 2) a second component comprising from 10 ppm to 1% by weight an acyl monoglyceride, directly to a food product. The preferred cationic biocidal molecule comprises N?-lauroyl-L-arginine ethyl ester (“LAE”). The invention also discloses the method of preservation of a food product using salts of a N?-(C1-C22) alkanoyl di-basic amino acid alkyl (C1-C22) ester cationic biocidal molecule and an anionic counterion with or without a monoglyceride of a fatty acid, whereby the packaging film is compounded with the salts and the optional monoglyceride of a fatty acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Nevada Naturals Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Sawyer, Richard F. Stockel
  • Patent number: 8722123
    Abstract: Antimicrobial compositions are provided comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable organic acid and a pharmaceutically acceptable surfactant. This synergistic combination allows compositions to be formulated at low concentrations that have efficacy in reducing bacterial counts by greater than 3 log within 5 minutes of contact while preserving the organoleptic properties of treated foods, including fresh produce. Also provided are methods for the use of the compositions to reduce the microbial load on the surfaces of foodstuffs, processed food products, and the hard surfaces of food preparation machinery, tools, benches, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Doyle, Tong Zhao
  • Publication number: 20140106040
    Abstract: There is described a method for the decontamination of (whole) fruit and/or vegetables comprising: (i) an optional first step of pre-washing the fruit and/or vegetables in high concentration of the decontaminant to deal with heavy spoilage; (ii) washing the fruit and/or vegetables in a low concentration of the decontaminant to deal with any residual microbial presence; wherein the decontaminant comprises an acidulant, such as sodium hydrogen sulphate, citric acid, lactic acid and tannic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: NATURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY SPRL
    Inventor: Jeff Dodd
  • Patent number: 8647651
    Abstract: Antimicrobial mixtures comprising or consisting of: one or more branched or unbranched alkanediols having 6-12 carbon atoms, one, two or more compounds chosen from the group consisting of the tropolones of the formula (I) wherein the substituents R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 independently of one another have the following meaning: H; linear or branched, saturated or unsaturated, aliphatic hydrocarbon radical having up to 30 C atoms; OH; OR6, wherein R6 is a linear or branched, saturated or unsaturated, aliphatic hydrocarbon radical having up to 30 C atoms; COOH; COOR7, wherein R7 is a linear or branched, saturated or unsaturated, aliphatic hydrocarbon radical having up to 30 C atoms; NO2; NH2; F, Cl, Br, I; are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Symrise AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Schmaus, Sabine Lange, Ravikumar Pillai, William Johncock
  • Patent number: 8628812
    Abstract: The present invention provides beverage preservative systems for use in high acid beverage products, and beverage products comprising the beverage preservative systems. The beverage preservative system prevents spoilage by microorganisms in a beverage within a sealed container for a period of at least 16 weeks. The present invention reduces or eliminates the use of conventional preservatives that pose health and/or environmental concerns. The components that make up the beverage preservative system of invention work together in a synergistic manner to reduce the amount of preservative required and so improve the inventive beverage's sensory impact over beverages having conventional preservatives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard T. Smith
  • Patent number: 8623439
    Abstract: Antimicrobial formulations and solutions for food safety and quality applications are disclosed. Because some of these formulations and solutions contain a substantial concentration of salt, they are adaptable to a variety of food-processing applications, such as for chilling brine applications, disinfecting meat baths/rinses, beef injection brines, poultry chill tanks, brines used in cheese manufacture, as a wash to kill salmonella and other bacteria on hard-boiled eggs or egg shells, and as a wash to disinfect produce, which can become contaminated with salmonella and other pathogenic bacteria in the field. These uses of concentrated salt solutions that depress the freezing point of the solution provide a low temperature bath or shower in which food products can be cooled. One embodiment comprises between 25 ppm and 100,000 ppm surfactant and between 72% and 99.99% salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert Scott Koefod, Timothy Freier
  • Publication number: 20130344210
    Abstract: A food treatment method involves applying alkali metal bisulfate to an outer surface of a food, by an application process beginning with the alkali metal bisulfate in a solution and ending with the alkali metal bisulfate at least partially crystallized when it contacts the food surface. In certain embodiments, the application process causes at least partial evaporation of solvent from the solution. For example, the application process may include forming droplets of the solution, and/or propelling the solution with a gas having a relative humidity not greater than 60% or a temperature of at least 20° C. In certain embodiments, the beginning solution is an aqueous solution including the alkali metal bisulfate at a concentration within a range from 30% to 80%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Jones-Hamilton Co.
    Inventor: Carl J. Knueven
  • Patent number: 8613968
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for treating produce to control microorganisms are provided. The method treats produce by contacting the surface of the produce with an aqueous solution comprising i) an organic peracid of the formula RC(O)OOH wherein R is methyl, ethyl, n-propyl, or s-propyl; ii) a 2-hydroxy organic acid selected from tartaric acid, citric acid, malic acid, mandelic acid, and lactic acid; and (optionally) iii) an anionic surfactant; wherein the aqueous solution has a pH from 2.5 to 6.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Fresh Express, Incorporated
    Inventor: Kai Lai Grace Ho
  • Patent number: 8609169
    Abstract: Methods of preserving fresh produce with a produce preservative, particularly cut fresh produce, are provided. The method comprises: providing a solution of produce preservative comprising: water; a preservative cation which is selected from the group consisting of a strontium ion, lithium ion, barium ion, aluminum ion, copper ion, ammonium ion, iron ion, manganese ion, potassium ion, or mixtures thereof; and ascorbate ions, or erythorbate ions; wherein the ascorbate ions or erythorbate ions and the preservative cation are present in an ion ratio of preferably from 0.2:1 to 8:1, more preferably 0.75:1 to 8:1, even more preferably from 1:1 to 4:1, yet more preferably 1.5:1 to 3:1; most preferably 1.1:1 to 2.5:1; and, applying said produce preservative to the produce. The invention also relates to fresh produce preserved with the produce preservatives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: NatureSeal, Inc.
    Inventors: Chao Chen, Xiaoling Dong, Kenneth James
  • Publication number: 20130316055
    Abstract: Acidic viscous solutions are described that can be introduced for the processing of perishable food to facilitate providing antimicrobial treatments. The solutions can have a viscosity from about 50 centipoise to about 10,000 centipoise. The solution generally does not add any significant nutritional or flavor contributions to the food product. The acidic viscous solutions can be particularly useful for improving the effectiveness of subsequent hypochlorous acid/hypochlorite or peroxide antimicrobial treatments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Jason Holt
  • Patent number: 8574645
    Abstract: The present invention describes a process to preserve a water-containing product such as a foodstuff, which comprises adding natamycin and nisin to the product, whereby at least 90% (w/v) of natamycin is dissolved and/or less than 10% (w/v) of natamycin is present in crystal form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Nicole Liliane Dutreux, Ben Rudolf De Haan, Jacobus Stark
  • Patent number: 8574652
    Abstract: A method of smoke-infusing proteinaceous foods comprises the following sequential steps: a) enclosing the proteinaceous foods in a vacuum-treating zone; b) introducing smoke directly or indirectly from a smoke generation zone into the vacuum-treating zone; c) subjecting the proteinaceous foods to vacuum purging at a negative pressure in the vacuum-treating zone, thereby infusing smoke into the proteinaceous foods; d) repeating the steps of introducing smoke directly or indirectly from the smoke generation zone into the vacuum-treating zone; subjecting the proteinaceous foods to vacuum purging at a negative pressure in the vacuum-treating zone at least fifty times in pulsed sequences of smoke introduction stage/vacuum purging stage/vacuum release stage for the efficient infusion of smoke into the proteinaceous foods; and e) a post-chill resting cycle of the smoke-infused proteinaceous foods at a suitable temperature and for a suitable period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Crustocean Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Richard Ablett, Cyril Gallant
  • Patent number: 8563055
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ensiling agent for forage, as well as a method for ensiling forage by adding said ensiling agent to forage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Hanson & Mohring
    Inventor: Bengt Gertzell
  • Patent number: 8545917
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to mold control and extended shelf life methods and compositions for preparing edible dough-based products, such as, for example, breads, by treating the surface of the dough used to prepare the edible product with at least one preservative and at least one pH adjusting agent prior to or during baking. The present invention is also directed to methods and compositions for preparing edible dough-based products, such as, for example, breads, by treating the surface of the dough used to prepare the edible product with a at least one pH adjusting agent prior to or during baking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignees: Innovative Cereal System LLC, Bakery Technology Center BV, Novozymes A/S, Novozymes North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul David de Levita, Marcellus Gerardus Sturkenboom, Antonius Adrianus Gerardus van Dujinhoven, Gregory Reigh Worthington, Hans Peder Heldt-Hansen, John Slade
  • Publication number: 20130236619
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are anti-microbial wash compositions and methods for using such compositions in controlling microbe growth on a meat food product (e.g., a slaughtered meat carcass) by applying or contacting the anti-microbial wash composition with a surface of the food product to kill microbes (e.g., bacteria) on a surface of the food product. The anti-microbial wash compositions include a ceragenin compound dispersed in a fluid carrier. The ceragenin compound includes a sterol backbone and a number of cationic groups attached to the sterol backbone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Brigham Young University
    Inventor: Paul B. Savage
  • Patent number: 8512788
    Abstract: A feedstuff and a method for inhibiting the growth of pathogens in pelleted animal feeds which increases the efficiency of the pelleting process without introducing bad odors into the feed due to butyric acid. Active ingredients include a mixture of butyrate, propionate and surfactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Anitox Corporation
    Inventors: Duane Marvin Kleve, James Bernard Ryan