Miami, Florida (WiredPRNews.com): A new product available from EnviroGreen Global Solutions, Inc. could help U.S. producers of beef eradicate salmonella, e. coli and other bacterial pathogens from the production process and thus begin to repair strained relations with key importers such as Russia and Taiwan, according to EGS Chief Operational Officer Dr. David Rakofsky. “Providing livestock with drinking water purified with Evicol, as well as misting their environment and/or washing them with Evicol-treated water prior to slaughter, significantly contributes to the prevention of infection at the farmyard level and bestows residual protection as well.”
Moreover, unlike antibiotics, the active ingredient in Evicol, a revolutionary, stable chelation of copper compounds, does not create resistance in bacteria. Rather than poisoning these pathogens, it kills them by blocking the metabolic processes the microbes need to survive. Evicol is safe (EPA approved), highly cost-effective and extremely simple to use, making it an ideal weapon in the fight against food-borne illness.
As an article from Food Safety News from February 2010 points out, it is extremely difficult to monitor possible bacterial infections in beef, as the meat passes through so many hands from the time it leaves the cattle ranch to the time it reaches the consumer’s plate. Evicol would greatly alleviate this problem because of its unique ability to keep the bacterial count well below the animals’ natural defense threshold.
As Dr. Rakofsky explains, “It is unrealistic to expect producers to be able to control the behavior of every person who comes in contact with the beef, so we’ve provided one more safeguard. Livestock that is properly treated with Evicol will be more resistant to bacterial infection in the first place. In addition, Evicol’s companion product, Preserv Post Harvest Wash, can continue to protect against subsequent bacterial contamination of any kind at any point along the supply chain.”
After several months of productive discussions with producers, EnviroGreen Global Solutions, Inc. is redoubling its outreach efforts to the beef industry in the hopes of assisting them in convincing key exporters that U.S. beef meets the highest safety standards possible.