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Effective USDA-approved peroxyacetic acid antimicrobial agent for poultry and meat processing

188体育平台Actrol™ is a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-approved peroxyacetic acid antimicrobial agent for use as a spray or dip in process water used for washing, rinsing or cooling whole or cut meat or poultry including carcasses, parts, trim and organs. 

  • Demonstrated industry solution
  • Effective against typical meat and poultry pathogens including E. coli and Salmonella spp.1
  • No labeling requirements2
  • Approved for organic use
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    • Ingredients and Properties
    • Use and Handling
    • Compatibility
    • Storage and Classification
    • References
    • Documentation
  • Ingredients: Actrol contains peroxyacetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, acetic acid, 1-hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP, stabilizer).


    Appearance Clear, colorless
    pH 4.0 to 5.5
    (190 ppm PAA dilution)
    Specific gravity at 25ºC 1.10
    Odor Pungent, vinegar-like
    Solubility Very soluble in water

  • Use: Actrol is approved for use as an antimicrobial agent in water for meat and poultry processing applications.1,4,5

    Handling:188体育平台 Please use the following instructions for safe handling:

    • Do not enter an enclosed area without proper respiratory protection.
    • Do not breathe vapors or mist.
    • Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing.
    • Wear goggles, face shield and rubber gloves when handling.
    • Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling and before eating, drinking or using tobacco.
    • Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.

    188体育平台If mishandled, Actrol can:

    • Cause irreversible eye damage and skin burns
    • Be harmful if inhaled or absorbed through skin
    • Be harmful if swallowed

    For further safe handling details, please refer to the SDS.

  • Chemical incompatibility: Mix only with water. Avoid contact with strong alkaline material such as caustics and strong reducing agents. Do not mix with halogenated (chlorine) compounds.

    Material compatibility: Equipment, such as dip tanks and spray cabinets,  should be compatible with corrosive chemicals.

    Metals:188体育平台 Actrol, both concentrate and diluted forms, is recommended for use with:

    • Stainless steel types 304 and 316

    Plastics: Actrol, both concentrate and diluted forms, is recommended for use with:

    • Polypropylene (PP)
    • Polyethylene (PE)
    • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
    • Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC)
    • Teflon® (PTFE)
    • Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF — Kynar®, Hylar®, Solef®)
  • Storage Recommendations:

    • Never return Actrol to the original container after it has been removed.
    • Avoid all contaminants, especially dirt, caustics, reducing agents and metals; contamination and impurities reduce shelf life and induce decomposition.
    • In case of decomposition, isolate container, douse container with cool water and dilute this product with large volumes of water.
    • Avoid damage to containers.
    • Keep container closed at all times when not in use.
    • Keep container out of direct sunlight.
    • Store at temperatures below 80°F/26°C.
    • Shelf life up to 1 year when stored according to recommendations.

    Packaging: Actrol is available in the following (all containers vented):

    • 4.5-gallon poly pail
    • 53-gallon poly drum
    • 300-gallon tote IBCs 

    Product Weight: Actrol is 9.2 lb./gal. / 15.2 kg/L

    DOT Classification: Actrol is classified as UN3109, organic peroxide, Type F Liquid (peroxyacetic acid, stabilized), 5.2, (8), PG II.

    1. U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service. FSIS directive 7120.1. Available at: . Accessed October 15, 2014.
    2. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Compliance Guide on the Determination of Processing Aids. Available at: . Published April 2008. Accessed October 15, 2014.
    3. Safety Data Sheet on Actrol, 2014, Zoetis Inc.
    4. Food and Drug Administration. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 21, Section 173.370. Available at: . Accessed October 15, 2014.
    5. Food and Drug Administration. Inventory of Effective Food Contact Substance (FCS) Notifications, FCN No. 887. Available at: . Accessed October 15, 2014.


  • Please refer to product Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for safe handling information prior to use.
  • Keep out of the reach of children.

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