Last Updated on December 18, 2018
You most likely address much of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations in your meat processing facility through following USDA Food Safety and Inspections Service (FSIS) regulations and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP). HACCP controls throughout your meat processing facility are a means to help you avoid hazards. Your facility’s sanitary and hygienic conditions, and overall safe production processes, are regularly addressed to maintain compliance. But you may not be taking advantage of all available technology in order to mitigate contamination risks in your meat processing facility and aid in compliance with HACCP. Microorganism contamination hazards of your products can have deadly consequences. UV-C meat treatment is USDA HACCP Compliant and since microorganism contamination hazards can have deadly consequences for your products, you need to add Germicidal UV-C Disinfection to your facility’s quality control standards.
Ultraviolet Light—USDA Approved Technology for Meat Surface Decontamination
Study after study cited on the USDA’s website continue to conclude that ultraviolet reduces levels of pathogenic bacteria in meat, such as Escherichia coli, Salmonella, and Listeria monocytogenes. Once you’ve identified the potential bacteria and virus risks your facility faces in each step of processing, it’s time to understand how ultraviolet technology for air, surface, and water can become a part of your HACCP controls. Utilizing UV-C meat treatment will aid in your facility’s efforts to keep your meat processing plant safe and bacteria free.
Ultraviolet technology will help in your efforts to keep all areas in your processing plant sanitary. Atlantic Ultraviolet’s disinfection and purification systems all use STER-L-RAY ® UV-C lamps. They emit UV-C energy at 254 nanometers—a wavelength that’s lethal to virtually all microorganisms with proper dosage. These powerful lamps provide safeguards in meat processing facilities for air, water disinfection, and liquid purification.
Atlantic Ultraviolet’s SaniLIGHT® and Sani·Ray® Air and Surface Irradiators, used along with SANITRON® UV Water Purifiers and MEGATRON® UV Water Disinfection systems, will assist in HACCP controls throughout your plant to mitigate contamination risks.
- Slaughter Rooms
- Carcass rinsing and suspending areas
- Processing areas
- Viscera cleaning spaces
- Packaging rooms
- Conveyor belts
- Clean-in-place water (CIP)
- Sausage and deli meat production areas
- Bacon slicing machines
- Effluent processing
- Fresh meat packaging spaces
- Refrigeration and holding rooms
- Sales coolers and cases
Learn More about UV-C Meat Treatment & Shop Our Products
Made in the USA, the air purification and water disinfection systems from Atlantic Ultraviolet Corporation® are constructed of the highest quality materials to withstand the most demanding applications. Many applications can benefit from germicidal UV-C, including those seeking to improve their meat processing facilities.
For more information on UV-C meat treatment and meat processing— including how UV Disinfection reduces contamination in the air, on surfaces, and in water — visit our application-specific page.
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- Learn about UV Air & Surface Disinfection Fixtures
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- Learn about STER-L-RAY ® Germicidal Ultraviolet Lamps
- Visit our Application-Specific Page: UV-C in Meat Processing Facilities
- View all the applications that can benefit from Germicidal UV-C
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