Antimicrobial Combinations that Help Protect Against Salmonella spp.&L. monocytogenes in Organic&Natural Poultry Products

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2012-02129
Agency Tracking Number: 2012-02129
Amount: $450,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.12
Solicitation Number: USDA-NIFA-SBIR-003621
Small Business Information
2138 REVERE PL, Fayetteville, AR, 72701-2711
DUNS: 831456855
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dinesh Babu
 (479) 973-3495
Business Contact
 Philip Crandall
Title: CFO
Phone: (479) 871-2006
Research Institution
This is a critical crossroads for the poultry industry with a majority of consumers demanding minimal or chemical free foods and the ever present threat of foodborne illness from Salmonella and Listeria associated with raw and ready-to-eat (RTE) poultry products. As a potential solution, we have demonstrated the effectiveness of novel, all natural antimicrobials. This proposed Phase II research will optimize combinations of antimicrobials that will provide additional hurdles of protection from Listeria and Salmonella to minimize the risk of foodborne illness for poultry. This research will minimize the growth of spoilage organisms to provide a much needed increase in shelf-life for these high-value products, while maintaining the quality of the organic foods. Specific details are contained in the Commercialization Plan. This proposal will add-value to agricultural wastes currently being burned as cheap fuel sources by upgrading thes waste product to food grade antimicrobials. We will do this in a sustainable manner that minimizes or eliminates most of the liquid wastes typically associated with biological extraction methods.

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