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Protecting people from serious illness caused by pathogens in our food supply.

Each year in the U.S., there are millions of foodborne illnesses caused by bacteria entering the food supply, often during processing. Albemarle's bromine-based solutions combat bacteria in processing equipment, plants and storage bins to help assure food safety.


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Salmonella is among the top four causes of diarrhoeal disease globally*
2.8 Million
cases of pathogenic E. Coli in humans each year**
48 Million
estimated cases of foodborne illness in U.S. annually***
foodborne illnesses in U.S. are linked to poultry***

Effective, safe and versatile antimicrobials help keep our food safe.

Albemarle offers several FDA-approved food safety products that reduce foodborne pathogens in both the production and packaging processes:

  • AviBrom® reduces harmful pathogens from raw poultry, including Campylobacter and Salmonella, using a safe, non-corrosive solution.
  • BoviBrom® provides protection against Salmonella and E. coli in red meat proteins, using a safe, non-corrosive solution.
  • PorciBrom® combats Salmonella and E. coli while employing a single-solution antimicrobial
  • SWG® Biocide kills bacteria and removes and controls biofilm deposits in drinking water lines between poultry flocks in commercial grow-out houses.

Albemarle products are designed for use in all phases of the processing facility as part of a true multi-hurdle, multi-technology food safety approach.

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Food Safety is a Culture

Albemarle believes strongly in a culture of safety, and therefore our products are produced using safe processes, from the lab to the factory to the facility. We stress the importance of proper handling, storage, usage and disposal, and our personnel are given proper training, personal protective equipment (PPE) and are well-versed in our safety protocols.

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Collaborating to Fight Foodborne Pathogens

Albemarle’s state-of-the-art facility in Baton Rouge, LA, U.S., is dedicated to the innovation and technical support required for our premium line of bromine-based antimicrobials. Originally founded in 2011, this laboratory is a partnership between Albemarle Corporation and Southern Microbiological Services, LLC in Baton Rouge at the Louisiana Business & Technology Center.

Equipped with cutting-edge research instruments, our laboratory offers a platform for conducting both fundamental and applied research against a full spectrum of food and water-borne pathogens including Salmonella, Campylobacter, Listeria, E. coli, Pseudomonas and Legionella. Our cross-disciplinary team of scientists specializes in the fields of biochemistry, bacterial genetics, biofilms and food science, and takes pride in their ability to design and execute application-specific tests and provide timely responses to customer needs.

Poultry Processing Solutions

Albemarle biocides safeguard carcasses, parts, trim and organs. They can be used in many different poultry processing applications in a variety of equipment such as chill tanks, post-chill dip tanks, air chillers, inside/outside bird washers (IOBW), scalders and both on- and off-line reprocessing of contaminated carcasses.

Meat Processing Solutions

Albemarle’s biocides have been proven effective as antimicrobials on carcasses, hides, heads, trim parts and organs, as well as in ice-making systems for general use in the processing of beef, goat, sheep and pig.


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