Publication Date

January 2011

Abstract

EU regulations require disinfection of slaughter-equipment with water of at least 82ºC. However, according EU regulation 853/2004, an alternative system having an equivalent effect may be used when equivalence can be shown. Ecolab’s Inspexx© 200 (Inspexx) is a solution containing a stabilised blend of peracetic acid, peroctanoic acid and other organic acids – is shown to be an equivalent alternative. It is applied in water at ambient temperatures and does not need to be rinsed after application. A practical trial in a Dutch pork abattoir was performed to study whether Inspexx is adequately effective in disinfecting knives used at slaughter. The standard method of disinfection with water of 82°C is used as reference whereas Enterobacteriaceae and mesophilic aerobic counts are outcome variables. Knives are immersed in hot water or Inspexx for 0, 1, 10, 30 and 60 seconds respectively.

Book Title

52nd International Conference on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork

Pages

151-154

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/safepork-180809-604

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Alternative method for knife disinfection with INSPEXX 200 is more efficient than 82°C water

Maastricht, Netherlands

EU regulations require disinfection of slaughter-equipment with water of at least 82ºC. However, according EU regulation 853/2004, an alternative system having an equivalent effect may be used when equivalence can be shown. Ecolab’s Inspexx© 200 (Inspexx) is a solution containing a stabilised blend of peracetic acid, peroctanoic acid and other organic acids – is shown to be an equivalent alternative. It is applied in water at ambient temperatures and does not need to be rinsed after application. A practical trial in a Dutch pork abattoir was performed to study whether Inspexx is adequately effective in disinfecting knives used at slaughter. The standard method of disinfection with water of 82°C is used as reference whereas Enterobacteriaceae and mesophilic aerobic counts are outcome variables. Knives are immersed in hot water or Inspexx for 0, 1, 10, 30 and 60 seconds respectively.