Biocidal Or Disinfecting Chemical Agent Patents (Class 426/335)
  • Patent number: 11844358
    Abstract: A vegetable treatment method includes a step A of cutting vegetables as a treatment target into eating sizes; a step B of putting the vegetables in a container basket after the step A is performed; a step C of, while keeping the container basket completely submerged in a cleaning tank filled with a cleaning solution, moving the container basket at a moving speed of 0.15 to 0.7 m/min or circulating the cleaning solution in a stream at 3 to 10 L/min for 5 to 10 minutes after the step B is performed; and a step D of, while keeping the container basket completely submerged in a sterilization tank filled with a bactericide solution, moving the container basket at a moving speed of 0.15 to 0.7 m/min or circulating the bactericide solution in a stream at 3 to 10 L/min for 3 to 10 minutes after the step C is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: ART FOODS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsu Okita, Ikuya Tajima
  • Patent number: 11606963
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions comprising glycolipids and benzoic acid and/or sorbic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Evonik Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Schilling, Josef Lorenz, Kathrin Daniela Brandt, Monica Desiree van Logchem, Maciej Olek, Hans Henning Wenk
  • Patent number: 11433104
    Abstract: Described herein are avian follistatin products, and methods for producing such products, in which such products are effective for a variety of conditions, including increasing muscle mass. Avian follistatin products described herein are packaged as dietary supplements or nutritional supplements are useful in muscle regeneration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: MYOS CORP.
    Inventors: Richard Paul Green, III, Richard Paul Green, Sr., Carlon M. Colker
  • Patent number: 11058131
    Abstract: Phage ?241 specific for Escherichia coli O157:H7 was isolated from an industrial cucumber fermentation where both acidity (pH?3.7) and salinity (?5% NaCI) were high. A method for preparing a food item at least substantially free of Escherichia coli O157:H7 contamination contacted the food item with a bacteriophage ?241 under conditions for the bacteriophage ?241 to lyse all or substantially all the Escherichia coli O157:H7 present in the food item, while Escherichia coli strains other than O157:H7 were not affected. A method for detecting the presence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 by contacting a bacteriophage ?241 with a food item is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Kennesaw State University Research and Service Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Zhongjing Lu
  • Patent number: 11000016
    Abstract: An edible pet chew is made from processed rawhide and water comprising protein in the range of about 55 to 80 wt. %; fat in the range of about 1 to 5 wt. %; and water content in the range of about 10 to 30 wt. %. Optionally, the chew contains edible glycerin in the range of about 3 to 8 wt. %. The product is pliable and has a density of less than about 1.0 g/cc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Anthony Lawlor
  • Patent number: 10966423
    Abstract: The present invention concerns the field of food preservation and more specifically compositions comprising xanthohumol for use as an anti-microbial agent in the preservation of food in combination with another antimicrobial agent. In particular, the present invention provides the use of compositions comprising xanthohumol and a further antimicrobial agent, as an anti-microbial composition against lactic acid bacteria. Such compositions and food products comprising such compositions are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: PURAC BIOCHEM B.V.
    Inventors: Arne Olav Sliekers, Kyle Robert Brookmeyer, Catherine Jo Anne-Sophie Verlinde
  • Patent number: 10961488
    Abstract: A system and method of controlling a concentration of one or more gases dissolved in a beverage is included. The system includes a saturation tank having a gas head space, a brite tank, and a beverage supply system to pass the beverage between the saturation tank and the brite tank. A beverage supersaturated with the gas from the head space is formed in the saturation tank. The supersaturated beverage is passed from the saturation tank to the brite tank. Once the amount of gas added to the beverage exceeds saturation, some of the gas escapes from solution from the beverage and the pressure in the brite tank increases. Once the pressure within the brite tank reaches a pre-defined pressure, a pump supplying the beverage to the saturation tank is shut-off and the inlet and outlet valves of the brite tank are closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas
    Inventor: Gregory Scott Osborn
  • Patent number: 10959449
    Abstract: In a method for extracting contaminants from agrarian products or foods or animal feeds containing agrarian products, comprising contacting a solvent for the contaminants with the agrarian products containing or having adsorbed the contaminants, or the foods or animal feeds, and at least one extraction buffer in an optionally closable mixing vessel, the extraction buffer, which is contained in a film soluble in the solvent and is supplemented with at least one surfactant, in particular nonionic surfactant, and the contaminated agrarian product or food or animal feed are contacted with cold water as solvent in the mixing vessel, and the extraction buffer and the contaminants are brought into solution by agitating or stirring in the mixing vessel; and apparatus therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Eva-Maria Binder, Barbara Cvak, Alois Schiessl, Georg Häubl
  • Patent number: 10849347
    Abstract: A soy sauce tank with circulation detection for amino acid nitrogen value control for soy sauce, comprising a tank body, a circulation tube arranged outside the tank body and having an output end and an input end respectively connected to the tank body, a circulation pump arranged in the circulation tube, and an amino acid nitrogen value detection apparatus arranged in the circulation tube. The soy sauce tank of the invention comprises a circulation detection loop, in which the amino acid nitrogen value detection apparatus is configured to measure the amino acid nitrogen value of the soy sauce. In the soy sauce tank the soy sauce is thoroughly mixed through multiple circulations, during which its amino acid nitrogen value is regulated and stabilized eventually, thereby facilitating automatic blending and improving the production efficiency of the soy sauce.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventors: Gang Wang, Zhuobin Zhong
  • Patent number: 10667535
    Abstract: Methods for inhibiting mold growth and for inhibiting mold growth on jack-o'-lanterns are presented herein. Applying a pepper based coating to exposed surfaces can reduce and/or hinder mold growth. This concept may advantageously find use in preserving jack-o'-lanterns. In general this idea may be applied to preserving foods and to inhibiting mold growth on surfaces of objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Emily Elizabeth Floyd
  • Patent number: 10602746
    Abstract: The invention relates to a closed continuous process to sterilise flour to reduce the enzymatic activity within the flour as well as to reduce microbial contamination of the flour and thereby minimise pasting of the starch and maintaining the flour in its native form. The invention also relates to the flour obtained by the method as well as the use of the flour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Gudmund Ljungström, Bengt Lennart Lindahl, Johan Claes Wilhelm Axelsson
  • Patent number: 10383332
    Abstract: Antimicrobial compositions comprising one or more compound components generally recognized as safe for human consumption, and related methods of use, such compositions and methods as can be employed in a wide range of agricultural, industrial, building, pharmaceutical, personal care and/or animal care products and applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Jeneil Biosurfactant Company, LLC
    Inventors: Niranjan Ramanlal Gandhi, Victoria Palmer Skebba, Gary A. Strobel
  • Patent number: 10362796
    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 con-ducted 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 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: CHR. HANSEN A/S
    Inventor: Marie Louise Heller Stahnke
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    Inventor: Alberto Sardo
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
    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
    Inventor: Jeff Dodd