Pathogen Management & Food Safety
TOMCO2 Systems‘ patented Pathogen/Food Safety System offers the most efficient use of hypochlorous acid (chlorine) to attack pathogens at multiple points. Approved by the USDA for online reprocessing, the solution offers excellent pH control and uses no additional chemicals that are not presently being used in the plant.
The pathogen management process begins in the pick/kill area, attacking pathogens that enter the plant from grow-out and reducing the organic
load entering the processing area. In addition to aiding the picking process, TOMCO2 Systems’ Pathogen/Food Safety System reduces cross contamination during scald and other pick locations such as EVIS/IOBW and the carcass chiller system.
Other attack points for TOMCO2 Systems’ Pathogen/Food Safety System include further processing, storage boxes, live bird cages, transport and indoor/outdoor wash downs. We maintain standards below the USDA requirements for salmonella and E. Coli as per 9-CFR-381.94 and 9-CFR-381.65, and are currently testing for future pre-chill E. Coli standards.