Antimicrobial Intervention for Beef
Beefxide® has been confirmed as acceptable for use on beef products intended for export to Japan. This product is a blend of lactic acid, citric acid and potassium hydroxide. It is approved by the USDA for application to beef products in the U.S., and may be used without labeling, as a spray at concentrations up to 2.5% w/w on carcasses, heads and organs including unskinned livers (outer membrane intact), skinned livers (outer membrane removed), tongues and tails, primal cuts, sub-primal cuts, cuts and trimmings. Skinned livers must be drained one to two minutes after application and before packaging.