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Lactic Acid Antimicrobial Rinse for Poultry Slaughter



In recent research lactic acid reduced levels of organisms that indicate the presence of fecal contamination better than chlorine. Dr. Karen Killinger describes trials with this organically approved anti-microbial dip for poultry and how to use it.
6 min 45 sec

Factsheet (Handout): Lactic Acid as an Antimicrobial Rinse in Mobile Poultry Slaughter Operations

Pastured Poultry Research at WSU Puyallup

More Poultry Resources

Presented and filmed August 3, 2009, at the WSU-Puyallup Farm Walk (co-sponsored by Tilth Producers of Washington)
Writers and Presenters: Karen Killinger, Andy Bary, Craig Cogger; Director: Doug Collins; Videographer: Bee Cha; Video Editor: Yer Vue; Producers: Doug Collins and Marcy Ostrom, WSU Small Farms Program.

Thank you to the Tallboys and Squirrel Butter for the music.
Video production supported in part by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA Grant #2009-49400-05978


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