Biocidal Or Disinfecting Chemical Agent Patents (Class 426/335)
  • Publication number: 20110206817
    Abstract: An anti-microbial coated device includes a device sized and configured for use in a microbe-contaminating environment. The device includes a substrate having a surface configured to be exposed in the microbe contaminating environment. A cold-sprayed anti-microbial coating is deposited on at least a portion of the surface of the substrate. The anti-microbial coating includes fused metal particles and having a thickness in a range from 100 nm to 1 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: POLYPROTECTECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Derrick G. Arnold, Jack F. Johnson, Robert J. Robinson, Bradley F. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7981452
    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: February 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    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: 20110165294
    Abstract: Food packaging with absorbent food pads having one or more active agents therein is disclosed. Arrangements of absorbent structures and active agents in the absorbent food pads are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2009
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Sayandro Versteylen, Lindsay Snowden Riehle
  • Publication number: 20110151034
    Abstract: To provide an antibacterial agent effective against gram-positive bacteria, particularly an antibacterial agent that is safe even when added to foods and the like, and a disinfecting method. An antibacterial agent comprising as an active ingredient either one or both of compounds represented by the following formula (1) and (2) contained in a labiatae plant extract: This antibacterial agent has antibacterial activity against gram-positive bacteria belonging to the genus Staphylococcus, the genus Lactobacillus, the genus Listeria, the genus Alicyclobacillus or the genus Bacillus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicants: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Mitsubishi-Kagaku Foods Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotsugu Kido, Shigeo Ii
  • Patent number: 7955631
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for washing and sterilizing food products, particularly vegetables. The process comprises the following steps: (a) treatment of the food products by ultrasounds, ultraviolet rays and micro filtering; (b) treatment of the food products under ozone atmosphere, ultraviolet rays and micro filtering; (c) treatment of the food products by ultraviolet rays; and (d) dewatering and drying the food products under controlled atmosphere. The present invention further relates to an apparatus for carrying out the above process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Turatti S.p.A.
    Inventor: Antonio Turatti
  • Publication number: 20110123470
    Abstract: The present invention relates to butenolide compounds having cytoprotection such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and/or antifungal properties, and which are derived from the marine fungus Aureobasidium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: Aquapharm Bio-Discovery Ltd.
    Inventors: Liming Yan, Andrew Mearns Spragg, Karen Jukes
  • Publication number: 20110097460
    Abstract: The invention described below details a new process that will allow for the extended use of chiller water that is used for cooling food products in food production facilities. The invention utilizes special chemistry to provide acceptable antimicrobial control of the chill water over an extended period of time. The invention is designed for use in the processing of any protein and non-protein based food products that require batch or continuous chilling as part of the production process. The invention enables a food processor to dramatically increase the length of time that the water in a chilled water bath (chiller) may be used before the bath is emptied for cleaning, sanitizing and refilling. The process and invention is a novel approach to water conservation and microbiological control, and is designed to allow the processor to safely extend the time between chiller dump and fill operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventors: Jonathon BULLARD, Bob BULLARD, Battle GLASCOCK
  • Patent number: 7923035
    Abstract: The humidity-dependent antibacterial powdery composition comprises a volatile oily antibacterial substance contained in a high ratio and a water-soluble film forming agent and the behavior of release of the antibacterial substance is changed depending on humidity. The process for producing the same is characterized in that a water-soluble film forming agent optionally together with a powder vehicle is dissolved and/or dispersed in water, subsequently a volatile oily antibacterial substance optionally together with an emulsifying agent is added to the solution and emulsified, and thereafter the obtained emulsion is spray dried into powder. The humidity-dependent antibacterial food storing article is characterized by carrying the humidity-dependent antibacterial powdery composition. The method of storing food is characterized in that the volatile oily antibacterial substance is released from the humidity-dependent antibacterial food storing article toward food lying in an atmosphere of 70% or higher humidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi-Kagaku Foods Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeo Ii, Asami Takata, Yuichi Mizukami, Ikuo Yashiki
  • Patent number: 7919129
    Abstract: System and method for applying an antimicrobial agent, such as acidified calcium sulfate (ACS), to unpackaged meat products, in order to eliminate or reduce existing food borne bacterial pathogens and to prevent their growth when the meat products are stored. A conveyor transports unpackaged meat products to a spray chamber having nozzles positioned above and below the conveyor and meat products. The conveyor can be a wire conveyor having wires having a thickness so that they can support the food items, which can be eight to ten pounds, while being small enough so that the they do not block ACS solution sprays from the bottom nozzles, or do so to a negligible degree. The lower nozzles spray ACS solution through apertures of the conveyor and onto at least the bottom surfaces of the unpackaged meat products. The solution is sprayed with a sufficiently high pressure and sufficiently small drop size so that the ACS solution penetrates into tissues of the unpackaged meat products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: ConAgra Foods RDM, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne P. Pruett, Jr., Kevin G. Mellor, Donald N. Sinnot, Gilbert L. Boldt
  • Patent number: 7915223
    Abstract: A novel class of antimicrobial polymeric agents, which include a plurality of amino acid residues, such as positively charged amino acid residues, and at least one hydrophobic residue linking therebetween, such as an omega-amino-fatty acid residue, designed to exert antimicrobial activity while being stable, non-toxic and avoiding development of resistance thereto, and a process of preparing same, are disclosed. Further disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions containing same and a method of treating medical conditions associated with pathological microorganisms, a medical device, an imaging probe and a food preservative utilizing same. Further disclosed are conjugates of an amino acid residue and a hydrophobic moiety residue and a process of preparing same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Technion Research & Development Foundation Ltd.
    Inventors: Amram Mor, Inna Radzishevsky
  • Patent number: 7891209
    Abstract: In a method of chilling slaughtered poultry or parts thereof, the poultry is conveyed through a chilling room, or at least through a part of said chilling room, and in the process is exposed to a stream of chilling air. During the chilling of the poultry the skin of the poultry is moistened. The skin of the poultry is moistened by spraying it with water in a spray area that is separated from the stream of chilling air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Stork PMT B.V.
    Inventors: Adrianus Josephes van den Nieuwelaar, Andries Moret
  • Publication number: 20110038996
    Abstract: “1-MONOPROPIONINE COMPOUND AND ITS ISOMER 3-MONOPROPIONINE AS PRESERVING AGENTS FOR ANIMAL FEED, GRAINS AND ANIMAL-ORIGIN MEALS” refers to the technical field of animal feed products, more specifically a 1-monopropionine compound and its isomer 3-monopropionine as preserving agents for animal feed, grains and animal-origin meals, with the object to reduce the contamination by deleterious fungi, yeasts and bacteriae (especially Salmonella spp and Coli spp) in animal feed, grains and animal-origin meals, and consequently enhance the growth of the animal by means of practically contaminant-free feeding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventor: Paulo Roberto De Lima Portilho
  • Patent number: 7888304
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to methods and compositions for clearing and cleaning enteral feeding tubes. More particularly, the composition is an ingestible gel composition that comprises enzymes for degrading buildup in enteral feeding tubes, carrageenan, and divalent metal ions or a source thereof. The carrageenan present in the composition stabilizes the enzymes at room temperatures, allowing for long-term storage of the composition. Upon injecting the gelled composition into the feeding tube, body heat from the patient melts the gel, and the enzymes are released to act on debris present in the feeding tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Sara A. Carney, David William Koenig, Junaid Begawala
  • Patent number: 7883732
    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: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert Scott Koefod, Timothy Freier
  • Patent number: 7862842
    Abstract: A novel use of cationic preservatives and preparations according to this novel use. A cationic preservative derived from lauric acid and arginine, in particular, the ethyl ester of the lauramide of the arginine monohydrochloride, hereafter named LAE, can be used for the protection against the growth of microorganisms. LAE and related compounds are particularly suitable to be used in the preservation of all perishable food products. The composition optionally comprises auxiliary components and excipients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Laboratorios Miret, S.A.
    Inventors: Joan Baptista Urgell Beltran, Joan Seguer Bonaventura
  • Patent number: 7863350
    Abstract: Described herein are food preservation compositions. The compositions are composed of an absorbent material and an antimicrobial agent. The antimicrobial agent can be a volatile, nonvolatile, or a combination thereof. The compositions are effective in reducing or preventing microbial growth in food storage articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Maxwell Chase Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: William M. Brander, Thomas P. Gautreaux
  • Publication number: 20100310741
    Abstract: An antimicrobial agent including hop acids is disclosed that inhibits the growth of acid-resistant and heat-resistant bacteria such as Alicyclobacillus acidoterrestris and Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius in a medium such as fruit juice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: Henry William Maca, Michael C. Barney, David S. Ryder
  • Publication number: 20100297311
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing foil-ripened cheese comprising (i) introducing cheese after brining into a cheese-aging packaging containing an opening for receiving cheese, (ii) closing the packaging, and (iii) ripening the cheese, wherein the cheese-aging packaging comprises a thermoplastic, monolithic film and the closed cheese-aging packaging has a water vapor transmission rate of at least 10 g/m2/24 hours at 10° C. and 85% relative humidity and an oxygen permeability of at most 100 cm3/m2/24 hours/atm at 10° C. and 85% relative humidity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2008
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: Marnix Van Gurp, Corstiaan Johannes Hooft, Josien Krijgsman, Alexander Antonius Marie Stroeks
  • Publication number: 20100284985
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composition comprising (a) an antimicrobial compound of the formula (I) wherein R1 is a fatty acid chain; R2 is a linear or branched alkyl residue having from 1 to 12 carbon atoms; n is an integer from 0 to 10; X? is selected from Br?, I?, Cl? and HSO4; (b) an antimicrobial material selected from lanthionine bacteriocins, tea [Camellia sinensis] extract, hop [Humulus lupulus L.] extract, grape skin extract, grape seed extract, Uva Ursi extract and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Tina Mygind, Arnar Sigmundsson, Jana Fischer
  • Publication number: 20100278968
    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: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventor: Bengt Gertzell
  • Patent number: 7824556
    Abstract: Chlorous acid is generated from a chlorite salt precursor, a chlorate salt precursor, or a combination of both by ion exchange. The ion exchange material facilitates the generation of chlorous acid by simultaneously removing unwanted cations from solution and adding hydrogen ion to solution. Chlorine dioxide is generated in a controlled manner from chlorous acid by catalysis. Chlorine dioxide can be generated either subsequent to the generation of chlorous acid or simultaneously with the generation of chlorous acid. For catalysis of chlorous acid to chlorine dioxide, the chlorous acid may be generated by ion exchange or in a conventional manner. Ion exchange materials are also used to purify the chlorous acid and chlorine dioxide solutions, without causing degradation of said solutions, to exchange undesirable ions in the chlorous acid and chlorine dioxide solutions with desirable ions, such as stabilizing ions, and to adjust the pH of chlorous acid and chlorine dioxide solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Inventors: Allison H. Sampson, Richard L. Sampson
  • Patent number: 7803417
    Abstract: In a first embodiment, the invention is directed to a process for making a variegated nut spread comprising (a) forming an enclosure from a film, b) pumping a nut spread into the enclosure; and (c) before, during, or after step (b), pumping in a separate stream of an inclusion to form a variegated nut spread; and (d) sealing the enclosure to form a container without homogenizing the nut spread and inclusions. The inclusion is generally another food component which is desirably eaten with peanut butter, such as fruit filling variegate, banana, marshmallow filling, chocolate, bacon bits, etc. The invention is also directed to a nut spread, comprising discrete inclusions selected from the group consisting of chocolate syrup, fruit and mixtures thereof. The inclusions in the nut butter of the inventions are discrete so that consumers can experience simultaneously organoleptic properties both of the inclusions and the nut butter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Unilever Bestfoods North America
    Inventors: Sonya Annette Whited, Christopher Burce Puno
  • Publication number: 20100227004
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to an improved two-part oxidizing system, as well as oxidizing compositions and methods for making and using the same, and in a particular embodiment to a two-part oxidizing system that, when mixed, yields an oxidizing composition. The two-part oxidizing system includes a metal chlorite first part, and an acid second part where the acid is sodium acid sulfate or a derivative thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: Alcide Corporation
    Inventors: C. Cayce Warf, JR., Nahed M. Kotrola
  • Publication number: 20100221398
    Abstract: The invention relates to use of a compound of Formula (I) as a preservative, or to enhance the anti-mould efficacy of another preservative and a product comprising a compound of Formula (I), wherein: the second carbon is optionally substituted; the bond between R and the second carbon is unsaturated; R is a C1 to C20 alkyl, aryl, alkaryl, alkenyl or alkynyl; and wherein R may be optionally substituted; Z is H or OH; and when Z is OH, the bond between R and the second carbon is a triple bond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Inventors: David Brian Archer, Malcolm Stratford, Andrew Plumridge
  • Publication number: 20100203206
    Abstract: For the purpose of simply sterilizing drinking water and food products utilizing carbon dioxide that is in a gaseous state, there is provided a method for treating a food product, which is characterized in that the method comprises allowing microscopic bubbles of carbon dioxide to come into contact with a food product containing microorganisms or enzymes at a pressure of 0.2 to 2 MPa, thereby sterilizing the microorganisms or deactivating the enzymes contained in the food product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventors: Yasuyoshi Hayata, Fumiyuki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20100196566
    Abstract: Ultraviolet light stabilized antimicrobial compositions are formed from (A) and (B). (A) is (I) a solid-state micro-biocidal compound having at least one bromine atom in the molecule; (II) an aqueous solution or slurry of (I); (III) is a concentrated aqueous antimicrobial composition having a dissolved active bromine content derived from (i) BrCl or BrCl and Br2 and (ii) over-based alkali metal sulfamate and/or sulfamic acid, alkali metal base, and water, (IV) solids made by dewatering a composition of (III). (B) is a ultraviolet light degradation-inhibiting amount of up to one part by weight of ascorbic acid, dehydroascorbic acid and/or an edible water-soluble salt/ester thereof per part by weight of bromine in the selected antimicrobial composition. Preparation and uses of such compositions are described. Methods of controlling contamination of seafood and seafood products by pathogens are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: ALBEMARLE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joe D. Sauer, Geroge W. Cook, JR., William S. Pickrell
  • Patent number: 7767240
    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: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Albemarle Corporation
    Inventor: Jonathan N. Howarth
  • Patent number: 7767095
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for implementing pathogen reduction within a poultry processing or food processing plant that uses water that has been treated with chloramines at an advantageous dosage before being introduced to the production process at processing steps. The water treated with chloramines may be from a fresh water source or reclaimed water from the processing plant. The reintroduction of the treated reclaimed water advantageously causes a dramatic reduction in the levels of microorganisms associated with poultry processing, while substantially conserving water use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Zentox Corporation
    Inventors: Joe D. Phillips, Robert P. Kim, Stephen P. Axtell, Sam M. Jaffe
  • Patent number: 7763297
    Abstract: A non-toxic environmentally friendly aqueous disinfectant is disclosed for specific use as prevention against contamination by potentially pathogenic bacteria, fungi and virus. The aqueous disinfectant is formulated by electrolytically generating silver ions in water in combination with a citric acid. The aqueous disinfectant has many potential uses including bacteria, fungus and viral treatment, water treatment, medical treatment as well as for preserving consumable and non-consumable products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Pure Bioscience
    Inventor: Andrew B. Arata
  • Patent number: 7754262
    Abstract: A method is provided for preparing mixed greens. Greens are immersed in an aqueous solution containing phosphoric acid, calcium chloride and a natural antibiotic, dewatered from their surfaces, cooked and mixed in predetermined amounts. Following the application of a seasoning solution containing an organic acid and a natural antibiotic thereto, the mixed greens are vacuum packed and thermally sterilized. The mixed greens prepared according to the method can preserve their fresh texture senses for a long period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: CJ Cheiljedang Corp.
    Inventors: Chang Yong Lee, Ye Jin Oh, Heon Woong Jung
  • Publication number: 20100151097
    Abstract: High colicin producing bacteria strains are produced by introducing into a host cell multiple copies of a plasmid containing a colicin gene. A suitable host cell is a bacterium strain, Escherichia coli K-12 and examples of plasmids are pColE1-K53 or pColN-284.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicants: BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventor: Chad H. Stahl
  • Publication number: 20100136189
    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: February 8, 2010
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: ECOLAB INC.
    Inventors: Chandler Adams, Claudie Cayce Warf, Roger Tippett
  • Patent number: 7727568
    Abstract: The invention relates to an antimicrobial composition comprising a mixture of at least 20 wt. % lactic acid or a derivative thereof and an inorganic acid selected from a nitrogen, sulfur, and phosphorous acid, and mixtures thereof for use in animal nutrition. In one of the embodiments the composition further comprises at least one other acid selected from acetic acid, fumaric acid, gluconic acid, (iso)butyric acid, sorbic acid, (iso)valeric acid, maleic acid, malic acid, capronic acid, benzoic acid, and citric acid. In a special embodiment the composition comprises lactic acid or polylactide, which is attached to a support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Purac Biochem B.V.
    Inventor: Anne Cazemier
  • Publication number: 20100129302
    Abstract: A composition includes at least one antimicrobial agent; a possible solvent system with either hydrophobic or hydrophilic nature, selected according to the target of usage; as well as possible surface active agent. The compound mixture is obtained by pulverizing wood or plant material and/or by extracting the possibly pulverized wood or plant material, so that the compound mixture contains at least two different polyphenolic compounds selected from the following group: lignans, stilbenes, juvabiones and flavonoids; the compound mixture further containing oligomers of the polyphenolic compounds, so that the compound mixture preferably has the following properties: the compound mixture has an antimicrobial effect in the composition; the cytotoxicity of the polyphenols contained in the compound mixture is at least 10 times lower with respect to BHT; the compound mixture does not irritate the skin in a so-called single patch test with contents of 0.1 wt %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: OY GRANULA AB LTD
    Inventor: Thomas Ahlnäs
  • Publication number: 20100120690
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having antimicrobial activity and isolated polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods for producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: Novozymes Adenium Biotech A/S
    Inventors: Jesper Vind, Dorotea Raventos Segura, Hans-Henrik Kristensen Hoegenhaug, Per Hose Mygind, Olivier Taboureau
  • Publication number: 20100098822
    Abstract: A composition for preserving solid food products comprising a moisture-sensitive isothiocyanate compound and a hygroscopic carrier, wherein the composition is substantially free of sorbic acid, benzoic acid, and salts thereof. Also disclosed is a solid food product containing the aforementioned preservative composition and a method for preserving solid food products including the steps of adding a moisture-sensitive isothiocyanate to the solid food product and storing the resulting product at a reduced temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventors: Athula Ekanayake, Jeffrey John Kester, Jianjun Justin Li, Gerhard Norbert Zehenbauer, Paul Ralph Bunke
  • Publication number: 20100092420
    Abstract: Preservative systems on the basis of cationic surfactants are known i n the art, a typical example of such cationic surfactants is the ethyl ester of the lauramide of arginine monohydrochloride (LAE) (2). Besides the chloride form the corresponding bromide and sulphate salts are known. It was found that other salts of the cationic surfactants display excellent properties, such as the salts of lactic acid, glutamic acid and acetic acid. It was further found that the combination of the cationic surfactants with at least one salt of an organic or inorganic acid displayed an excellent preservative action. A further preservative system with favourable properties was the combination of the cationic surfactants with at least one ester compound, amide or enzyme inhibitor. Also the combination of the cationic surfactant with a further cationic molecule such as ethyl arginate, glucosamine or chitosan led to an effective preservative system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: LABORATORIOS MIRET, S.A.
    Inventors: Jordi Miret Carceller, Sergi Figueras Roca, Roger Segret Pons
  • Publication number: 20100086658
    Abstract: Low oil or fat consumer food products comprising a natural preservative system and method are disclosed. The preservative system has a mixture of aliphatic and aromatic isothiocyanates and is suitable for use in a variety of consumer products with staged refrigeration, as well as temperature cycling to achieve a low fat consumer food product that is microbiologically stable and safe while lacking undesirable mustard flavor and/or burn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: Michael Charles Cirigliano, Bernard Charles Sekula, Donald Joseph Hamm, Laura Anne Gallagan
  • Patent number: 7687092
    Abstract: The present invention relates to encapsulated lactic acid, where lactic acid is in a solid, pure, crystalline form. The encapsulation of food acids is common practice. Many companies produce encapsulated citric, tartaric and sorbic acids or GDL. However, lactic acid, a major food acid for its flavour and conservation effect, is not available in a pure solid crystalline encapsulated form. As no substrate is needed for said coated solid lactic acid particles, the lactic acid content of said particles may be very high and the activity of the lactic acid is not impaired by the substrate. Furthermore, the encapsulated solid lactic acid particles according to the invention are easy to handle and are less expensive than encapsulated liquid lactic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Purac Biochem B.V.
    Inventors: Damien Michel André Camelot, Elize Willem Bontenbal
  • Publication number: 20100075006
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling bacteria in the production of whey protein concentrate (WPC) using an organic oxidizer. In embodiments, peracetic acid is introduced into whey solution before or after it encounters one or more ultrafilters. The peracetic acid, even when used in minute quantities, has proven to have sufficient antimicrobial effect such that bacteria counts in the filter are maintained at acceptable levels. The reduction in bacteria not only helps reduce WPC bacteria counts, but also enables the filters to run longer between cleanings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: DELAVAL HOLDING AB
    Inventor: Reed Semenza
  • Publication number: 20100047414
    Abstract: The present application describes a produce wash system for dispersing carbon dioxide into a liquid medium which includes a container containing carbon dioxide gas which is connected to another container or pipe capable of containing a liquid medium so that the gas from the first container is capable of being dispersed into the liquid medium of the second container or pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventor: Anthony Joseph Terranova
  • Patent number: 7662417
    Abstract: This invention relates to compositions comprising cationic preservatives and anionic hydrocolloids, to methods of preparing them and their application in food microbiological protection. Due to their composition, food products are susceptible to act as a culture medium for microorganisms, and this constitutes a possible risk to human health. Thus, food products require good protection against microbiological contamination. The present invention relates to the interaction between cationic preservatives derived from the condensation of fatty acids and esterified dibasic amino acids and anionic hydrocolloids, such as pectins, xanthan gums, carrageenans, acacia gums or agars. The most preferred cationic preservative is the ethyl ester of the lauramide of arginine monohydrochloride (LAE). As a result of this interaction, some anionic hydrocolloids are able to absorb LAE and precipitate together by the enhancement of their lipophilic properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Laboratorios Miret, S.A.
    Inventors: Joan Seguer Bonaventura, Xavier Rocabayera Bonvila, Mariano A. Martinez Rubio
  • Patent number: 7658959
    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: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert Scott Koefod, Timothy Freier
  • Publication number: 20100028510
    Abstract: Nuts, grains, seeds and other dry or dried foodstuffs are disinfected by a process that entails infusion with gaseous ozone and treatment with liquid non-ozone disinfectant, each treatment being preceded by a decompression of the foodstuffs to a pressure below atmospheric and each treatment utilizing an inert gas to achieve the exposure to the treatment agents at a pressure above atmospheric. The process achieves control of infestations at substantially all stages of the life cycle of pests, bacteria, and mold byproducts with which the product may be infested, and can do so in less than an hour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: INVENX
    Inventors: Lee C. Ditzler, Cliff M. Coles
  • Publication number: 20100021392
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the vapor-phase application of at least one spinosyn to treat pests including, for example, adult mosquitoes and houseflies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventor: Christine Kritikou
  • Publication number: 20090324790
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods and systems for reconditioning a used food processing fluid. The reconditioned fluids can be used in an upstream or downstream food processing application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: ECOLAB INC.
    Inventors: John D. Hilgren, Stefanie E. Gilbreth
  • Publication number: 20090324789
    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: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: Fresh Express Incorporated
    Inventor: Kai Lai Grace Ho
  • Publication number: 20090311395
    Abstract: The present invention provides an enzyme system that efficiently generates peracetic acid for use in decontamination applications. In preferred embodiments, the present invention provides a system that comprises an ester substrate, a hydrogen peroxide, and at least one acyl transferase. In some particularly preferred embodiments, the system further comprises at least one surfactant. In alternatively preferred embodiments, the present invention provides at least one wild-type and/or variant acyl transferase. The present invention finds particular use in decontamination involving a wide variety of chemical and biological warfare materials, as well as for general surface cleaning and decontamination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventors: Marguerite A. Cervin, Gregg Whited
  • Publication number: 20090312248
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved antimicrobial compositions comprising peptide fragments of tammar wallaby milk proteins and analogs and derivatives thereof exemplified by the amino acid sequences of SEQ ID Nos: 1-40 and uses therefor in the treatment of a range of infections by bacteria and fungi. The antimicrobial compositions are particularly useful for broad spectrum applications, especially for the treatment of bacterial infections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: ARGICULTURE VICTORIA SERVICES PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Benjamin Cocks, Jianghui Wang, Jane Whitley
  • Publication number: 20090311394
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for improving the microbiological safety and stability of foods by the use of food-grade micelles that encapsulate antimicrobial agents. The invention also relates to the food compositions thus obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Gunter Kirchner, Derrick Bautista, Kathrin Benz, Guillermo Eduardo Napolitano