A moderately concentrated self-foaming, alkaline cleaner with solvents and rinse-aids. Compatible with any water system. Powerfully removes fats, greases and smoke from processing equipment. Synergistically improved when used in combination with sodium hypochlorite (See BIRKO’s BI-CLOR-RITE™ or 10-CHLOR™). Acceptable for use in federally inspected meat and poultry plants. A general purpose cleaning agent for all surfaces, to be followed by a potable water rinse.
A liquid hog scald compound, which loosens hair and scurf at the follicle. Particularly effective during “hard hair” season, making shaving easier and saving labor time. Contains no harsh or toxic ingredients so it is ideal for gelatin or pigskin leather production. Acceptable for use in federally inspected meat plants for use as a hog scald agent.
A combination of surfactants and emollients on the slightly alkaline side for effective and efficient feather removal from all species of fowl. This poultry scald agent is non-irritating, non-toxic and non-sensitizing for worker safety and imparts a high bloom and color to the bird. A non-foaming poultry scald for use in all water conditions.
A strongly alkaline cleaner containing large amounts of chelating agents to strip rust and soils from metal surfaces. All ingredients are stable at high temperature making it a cost-effective product for dipping and spraying equipment. For use only in soak tanks or with steam or mechanical cleaning equipment.
A powerful detergent blend to clean mashtuns, brew kettles, fermentors, heat exchangers, kegs, tap lines, etc. more quickly and effectively than caustic products. Ultra-rinsability leaves a perfect shine on any metal. Used for CIP or hand scrubbing to remove protein, oil and grease without the use of caustic products. Non-solvent, non-caustic, non-phenol.
The backbone of Birko’s unique two-product trolley cleaning system. Provides the alkalinity, wetting, defoaming and scale control in trolley cleaning operations. Suitable for both batch and continuous trolley cleaning operations. Works in conjunction with Toro™. Dispensed through Birko’s Liquik Trolley System.
A free-flowing, powdered compound which removes hard-to-rinse alkaline soaps and iron from all fabric surfaces. It contains neither oxalic acid nor fluorides and is safe for use in food handling operations. Acceptable for use in federally inspected meat and poultry plants for use on fabric containing meat or poultry soil providing the fabric is rinsed thoroughly with potable water at the end of the laundering operation. Can be used as an acid cleaner on all surfaces in all departments.
A food-grade tripe neutralizer, effective in reducing pH in the finished product. Foreign markets demand neutral tripe. Helps to avoid gaseous tripe and rancidity problems. Also used to activate chlorine dioxide sanitizers, neutralizing or reducing pH in water or finished product, and removing or preventing scale formation.
A liquid additive to be used in conjunction with BRUTE-4S ™ to remove hair from feet in the foot wash. NO-PELO ™ helps loosen hair at the follicle so it is easier to remove. It is particularly effective in removing hair from black feet. NO-PELO ™ also helps make No. 1 feet out of feet that would normally only be No. 2, improving your yield.
A strong alkaline liquid for cleaning and scalding tripe. It has been formulated especially for the latest automatic dispensing systems and is safe for all types of tripe machines. BRILLO™ can achieve clean tripe more economically and more safely (when properly dispensed) than any other product. Use BRILLO™ in conjunction with the BIRKO line of oxygen bleaches: ACTO 140™, or Liquik® Bleach. BRILLO™ is acceptable for use in Federally inspected meat and poultry plants.
An alkaline blend of ingredients with an extremely high level of chemical activity for removing hair on beef feet (U.S. Patent No. 3,577,241). It has prior USDA approval for cleaning and treating feet and other edible parts. Birko’s ACTO-140™, is recommended to bleach and whiten the finished beef product.
An oxygen bleach that is safe to use in all food processing operations. This ultra-pure product has been used for years as the choice oxygen bleach in tripe washing for high yield and bright white honeycomb. It is low in cost for laundry systems. The only powdered oxygen bleach appropriate for food contact and made by the fluid bed process which protectively coats the chemical for free flowing and continuously high oxygen activity. It is appropriate for tripe bleaching, treating feet and other edible meat parts, as a general purpose cleaner, as a laundry bleach and as a bleach for grease and tallow.
A powdered, moderately alkaline mixture formulated for use in all machines in tripe scalding operations. This product is appropriate for use in federally inspected meat plants and offers maximum cleaning and highest yields in plants with fast chain speeds when used in combination with ACTO-140™, a 100% active powdered oxygen bleach.
A chemical denaturant (decharacterizer) for purposes of identifying meat and poultry carcasses and products that are intended for disposal for purposes other than human food or are condemned for pathology and intended for disposal only as tankage. All ingredients making up this decharacterizer are non-toxic so that the product is safe to handle even in its concentrated form and does not affect meat and bone meal used as animal feeds. The strongly identifiable green color penetrates both the meat parts and fat layer and will not wash off under ordinary conditions.
A chemical denaturant (decharacterizer) for purposes of identifying meat and poultry carcasses and products for disposal other than human food. All ingredients making up this decharacterizer are non-toxic so that the product is safe to handle even in its concentrated form and does not affect meat and bone meal in animal feeds. The strongly identifiable black color does not penetrate the meat parts and fat layer and does not adversely affect the meat color in pet foods.
A versatile hook, trolley and chain lubricant, effective in a variety of slaughter and processing environments. A premium blend of food-grade-based oils and lubricity agents designed for low drip, long life, rust protection, and excellent lubrication. Appropriate for use on equipment with incidental food contact during processing in federally inspected meat and poultry plants.
The premier trolley, gambrel and hook oil designed to maximize your cleaning and lubrication system. Provides: resistance to alkaline cleaner dragout; unequalled rolling performance throughout the plant; double or triple the tank life, without discoloration; anti – rust performance; unique drip control system designed for hotbox and fab; sheeting action for slaughter side drip control; acceptable for use if all federally inspected meat and poultry plants.
A food-grade, GRAS, organic acid blend antimicrobial for direct spray application to beef carcases. Provides economical intervention against E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria, up to 2.4 log (99.6%) of Gram-negative enteric bacteria. Broad spectrum reductions in both enteric and aerobic bacteria with lasting residual effect. Contact your Birko Technical Representative for details.
A proprietary blend of antifoam compounds with the capacity to prevent foam or kill it immediately. Unlike similar products it works equally well in both oil-based and water-based systems. Acceptable for use in food processing and is ideally suited for use in the brewery in brewkettles, fermentors and blow-off buckets.
Alpet E3 Plus is a waterless alcohol spray hand sanitizer which eliminates 99.999% of both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. The atomization of Alpet E3 Plus ensures sanitization of the entire surface of the hands including fingertips, nails, and cuticles that are potential harbors for microorganisms, since research indicates 90% of germs are found under the fingernails.
A bacteriostatic hand-soap containing Triclosan to hold Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria in check. This hand-soap also contains lathering agents for grease cutting power along with softening compounds for effective but safe cleansing. Appropriate as a hand-washing compound in all departments.