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Annex G: Chemical microbial interventions/Pathogen reduction treatments

The dosage levels of chemicals used for the antimicrobial treatment must not exceed the maximum permitted levels as shown below:

Seventeenth schedule
Regulations 27A(3) and 64(1A)

Pathogen reduction treatments in meat and their maximum permitted levels
Pathogen reduction treatment Maximum amount (ppm) for a carcass (the entire carcass of an animal, whether before or after evisceration) Maximum amount (ppm) for a muscle cut (any meat cut from a carcass) Maximum amount (ppm) for an offal (a non-skeletal muscle organ)
1. 1,3-dibromo-5,5- dimethylhydantoin 900 (as available bromine) 900 (as available bromine) 900 (as available bromine)
2. Acetic acid Good manufacturing practice Good manufacturing practice Good manufacturing practice
3. Acidified sodium chlorite 1,200 (for sodium chlorite) and 30 (for chlorine dioxide) 1,200 (for sodium chlorite) and 30 (for chlorine dioxide) 1,200 (for sodium chlorite) and 30 (for chlorine dioxide)
4. Ammonium hydroxide Good manufacturing practice Good manufacturing practice Good manufacturing practice
5. Calcium hypochlorite 50 (as available chlorine) 20 (as available chlorine) 50 (as available chlorine)
6. Cetylpyridinium chloride solution, with or without propylene glycol 8,000 8,000 8,000
7. Chlorine dioxide 3 3 3
8. Citric acid Good manufacturing practice Good manufacturing practice Good manufacturing practice
9. Ethyl alcohol Good manufacturing practice Good manufacturing practice Good manufacturing practice
10. Hydrochloric acid Good manufacturing practice Good manufacturing practice Good manufacturing practice
11. Hypobromous acid 900 (as available bromine) 900 (as available bromine) 900 (as available bromine)
12. Lactic acid Good manufacturing practice Good manufacturing practice Good manufacturing practice
13. Lactoferrin 20,000 20,000 20,000
14. Ozone Good manufacturing practice Good manufacturing practice Good manufacturing practice
15. Peroxyacetic acid and hydrogen peroxide, with or without 1- hydroxyethylidine-1, 1- diphosphonic acid, acetic acid or sulfuric acid or octanoic acid Good manufacturing practice Good manufacturing practice Good manufacturing practice
16. Potassium hydroxide Good manufacturing practice Good manufacturing practice Good manufacturing practice
17. Sodium hydroxide Good manufacturing practice Good manufacturing practice Good manufacturing practice
18. Sodium hypochlorite 50 (as available chlorine) 20 (as available chlorine) 50 (as available chlorine)
19. Sodium sulphate Good manufacturing practice Good manufacturing practice Good manufacturing practice
20. Sulphuric acid Good manufacturing practice Good manufacturing practice Good manufacturing practice
21. Trisodium phosphate Good manufacturing practice Good manufacturing practice Good manufacturing practice
22. Blends of lactic acid, citric acid and potassium hydroxide applied as a spray not exceeding 2.5% by weight applied as a spray not exceeding 2.5% by weight applied as a spray not exceeding 2.5% by weight
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