Peracetic acid (also known as peroxyacetic acid, or PAA), is an organic compound with the formula CH3CO3H. It finds uses in different industrial applications, and its primary use in the food processing industry is as an antimicrobial agent.
The US Environmental Protection Agency first registered peracetic acid as an antimicrobial in 1985 for indoor use on hard surfaces. Sites where its use is approved include agricultural premises, food establishments, dairy/cheese processing plants, on food processing equipment, and in pasteurizers in breweries, wineries, and beverage plants.
Peracetic Acid is extensively used in the poultry industry because it is extremely effective for sanitizing fowl carcasses without affecting their skin or flesh. It is also used as a fruit, vegetable, meat and egg wash. While it is an antibacterial agent, it is also an effective antimicrobial against vegetative cells, endospores, and yeast and mold spores.
People use peracetic acid sanitizers due to many factors such as:
FSS provides food sanitation services and products, such as peracetic acid and peracetic acid sanitizers in many formulations. We have years of experience teaching people how to use these different types of acid sanitizers. FSS is ready to assist you in designing your program of practices, sanitation chemicals and disinfectants.
Peracetic acid is an important part of many food sanitation programs. We can teach you how to effectively use this type of acid so that it positively impacts your food and the food service that you offer to other people. We sell products like other food services but we also teach our customers how to use these products.