PURE Bioscience, Inc. has announced its receipt of a “No Objection Letter” from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service granting approval for silver dihydrogen citrate-based (SDC) PURE Control to be used as a spray or dip applied to poultry carcasses, parts and organs in pre-online reprocessing and post chill processing of fresh poultry. PURE Control was just listed in FSIS’ Directive 7120.1, “Safe and Suitable Ingredients Used in the Production of Meat, Poultry and Egg Products” in the August 25th published revision.

The commercialization of PURE Control for these newly approved applications is underway and the company is already in discussions with several major poultry processors to begin in-plant validation and optimization testing.

The approval for these new uses allows immediate access to multiple poultry processing application points outside of OLR and enables PURE to begin sales to poultry processors. The PURE Control product allows harmful pathogens to be neutralized in the processing stage, before products are shipped to end-users.