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ApplicationNo. 10315453 filed on 12/10/2002
US Classes:426/231, MEASURING, TESTING, OR CONTROLLING BY INANIMATE MEANS426/319, Applied material contains nitrogen compound or contains sulfur atom426/332, Animal flesh426/335, Biocidal or disinfecting chemical agent426/641, Animal derived material is an ingredient other than extract or protein426/646, Comminuted99/534Particular liquid
ExaminersPrimary: Corbin, Arthur L.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassesA23L 3/3445
AbstractAn enclosure treatment method includes introducing a pH increasing material into an enclosure adapted to contain meat products. Introducing the pH increasing material creates a desired pH increasing gas content in the atmosphere within the enclosure. The method also includes the step of maintaining the pH increasing gas content in the enclosure atmosphere while meat products are contained in the enclosure. The pH increasing gas in the enclosure atmosphere is absorbed into water in the enclosure to increase the pH of the water. The water affected in the present treatment process may be moisture collecting on various surfaces within the enclosure, or may be moisture within the meat products being stored in the enclosure. In any event, the increased pH is inhospitable to most microbes and reduces or suppresses microbe activity in the water either by retarding propagation or killing microbes outright.