A new antimicrobial solution helps reduce Salmonella and other bacteria in poultry during processing and also eliminates the need for chlorine in the chilling tank, according to its manufacturer.

Chicken is the main source of food poisoning in Europe. Chicken is mainly affected by E coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter. Of the three, E. coli and Salmonella are much more dangerous to human health.

Bromitize, a new cleaning product for poultry, reduces salmonella and other carcass bacteria during processing, Solution BioSciences announced in releasing the product this week. The product replaces other chemical disinfectants in processing units and eliminates the need for chlorine in the chill tank.

"Besides being safe and easy to use, the Bromitize technology allows for more flexible plant use without the environmental air and waste water issues encountered with the currently available products," the Solution BioSciences stated.

The product significantly lowers bacteria count, with no effect on the carcass or browning, no odor and no effect on pH levels.