Electrolyzed water gives boost to eliminating food-borne bacteria

April 16, 2008 — /PRNewswire/ — ATLANTA, GA — Murray’s Chicken, a family-run poultry processor based in southern Fallsburg, New York, is switching to electrolyzed water as its primary processing cleaning agent. Murray’s Chicken has signed a contract with EAU Technologies Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: EAUI), a leading provider of electrolyzed water provided under the brand name Empowered WaterTM for high-volume, business-to-business applications, to use its technology in creating electrolyzed water for food sanitization at its processing facility. Murray’s Chicken will be the first poultry processor in the United States to utilize the technology on an industrial scale. Successful trials, including several at the University of Georgia, have shown that electrolyzed water is highly effective at killing food-borne bacteria such as Salmonella, E. Coli, and Listeria without affecting the quality of the food.

“Our goal has always been to provide our customers with the healthiest, safest poultry while maintaining an eye on social responsibility. We grow our chickens without administering any antibiotics, and our chickens are fed a 100 percent vegetarian feed free of any animal fats or animal by-products. EAU’s electrolyzed water is created using natural ingredients and has been proven non-toxic in addition to being effective,” says Steve Gold, vice president of marketing for Murray’s Chicken.

Electrolyzed water is created by combining salt and water with an electrical charge. The process separates the positive and negative ions of water, creating two forms of water: one very acidic and one very alkaline. The alkaline EO water is used to clean the chicken and is followed by a rinse of the electrolyzed acidic water to kill any remaining food-borne pathogens. Empowered Water has been proven non-toxic and environmentally friendly when used at approved concentrations.

“We have conducted extensive research, including a study trial at Murray’s, to validate our belief that Empowered Water can be an effective cleaning agent in industrial settings. In addition, research conducted with the University of Georgia has shown electrolyzed water to be as much as 10 times more effective at killing bacteria than other tested methods, including the use of heat,” says Wade Bradley, president and CEO of EAU Technologies. “We are confident that Empowered Water will be beneficial in assisting processing plants with meeting the new standards announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.”

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced earlier this year new policies and practices targeting its Salmonella verification sampling program. The proposal is part of an overall initiative to raise performance standards among poultry and beef processing plants in testing and eliminating Salmonella, E. Coli, Campylobacter, and Listeria within the plant.

EAU’s industrial application is able to produce large volumes of electrolyzed water, scaling from 0.5 up to 90 gallons per minute. Installation of EAU’s system in Murray’s facility is expected to be completed by May.

About Murray’s Chicken

Murray Bresky, Murray’s Chicken’s namesake, took over his family poultry business, Falls Kosher Poultry, in the early seventies. Since then, he has remained committed to the chickens he raises and to those who eat them. In 1993, Murray’s Chicken began providing consumers with all natural poultry, raised in Pennsylvania’s Amish Country without the use of antibiotics, growth drugs, or hormones, earning it the Certified Humane label. Murray Chickens has a big personal commitment to producing natural poultry products, supporting local family-farmers, and encouraging a healthy environment.
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About EAU

EAU Technologies, Inc. is a supplier of electrolyzed water technology and other complementary technologies with applications in diverse industries. EAU’s water-based and non-toxic solutions (at application concentration, the solutions are non-toxic to humans and live animals) may replace many of the traditional methods now used to clean, disinfect, and nourish in large industries such as agriculture and food processing. The company has solutions for existing bacteria, virus, and mold proliferation threats. It continues to add innovative and efficacious products that offer a systemic approach to pathogen elimination in food processing plants and related industries, thereby producing safer foods while protecting the environment through “Green Technology.” The company has developed patent pending systems that are being used on dairies to process drinking water for dairy herds. Studies and trials are showing promising results at improving animal digestion, which shows signs of improved animal health and production. EAU uses terms like “green,” “natural,” “non-toxic.” and “organic” based on its NAMSA studies that show no toxicity or cytotoxicity at levels as high as 70 ppm of HOCl. EAU uses only water, food grade electrolytes, and electricity to create all of its solutions. The active ingredients in the solutions are GRAS (generally regarded as safe) approved.

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