UK Poultry plant invests in food safety
Faccenda Foods plans to implement SonoSteam technology at their production site
SonoSteam technology is soon to be implemented at one of UK´s biggest poultry producers. The plans are to implement a full scale equipment directly at the process line to test and validate the process under commercial conditions during slaughter. Trials will be performed in the following months to determine Campylobacter reductions.
January 28th, 2015. (Food Standard Agency, UK) – Faccenda Foods starts SonoSteam trials
SonoSteam equipment installations started in December 2014 and the trials started in the new year 2015. Faccenda Foods Technical Director, David Keeble commented on the situation “Following an extensive series of trials earlier this year we are excited to have brought the SonoSteam® technology to full scale trials at our Brackley factory. We look forward to finding out the trial results with SonoSteam, the FSA and our customers in the coming weeks as we continue to run and validate this unique technology“
Food Standard Agency wrote: “The Food Standards Agency has been a keen supporter of this innovative approach to tackle campylobacter and achieve the 2015 Campylobacter Reduction“
Results from upcoming trials will be published during late summer period where extensive results and knowledge will be gathered for understanding of the full effect of the SonoSteam technology. The summer period is the season that causes the most cases with food poisoning for two main reasons; birds have a naturally higher load of campylobacter infection and secondly, grill season is up and proper handling of meat products are neglected. SonoSteam and Faccenda Foods are keen to test the SonoSteam process during cold and warm season to understand its full effect.