Microplasma Disinfection of Meat

The prevention and control of bacterial contamination is vital to the reputation and commercial viability of meat processors.

This work investigated the new opportunity presented by micro-plasma treatments of atmospheric gases. Such treatments have the advantage, over chemical treatments, that no chemical residue will be left.

In a market where bacterial contamination of meat products can cause severe financial and other losses, the micro-plasma technology appears to give useful degrees of inactivation of several micro-organisms found on packaged meat cuts.