Microbial Control > Products > PAA Test Kits

By: Microbial Control  09-12-2011
Keywords: food and beverage, Fruit And Vegetable, Sanitizers

Today’s interest in environmentally friendly or “green” products has greatly increased the popularity of peracetic acid (PAA) as a sanitizer in food and beverage processing. It is one of the few treatment products approved for sanitizing foods carrying the “organic” label. Peracetic acid is also being used to bleach cotton, remove biofilms and sterilize medical instruments.

PAA is a combination of peroxyacetic acid and hydrogen peroxide. It breaks down to oxygen and acetic acid which has far less impact on the environment than other sanitizers. This makes it ideal for rinsing applications since it requires much less water than traditional sanitizers to remove surface residuals. It is widely used in fruit and vegetable washing, breweries, beverage plants, wineries and even in the dialysis area. Since it can also be used over broad temperature and pH ranges it has several advantages over other sanitizers.

Testing Peracetic Acid

The 7191-01-FMC titration kit can measure either PAA in 15 ppm increments or Peroxide concentrations in 50 ppm increments. There are also 3 ranges of PAA test strips available covering low (0-50 ppm), medium (0-160 ppm) and high (0- 1,000 ppm) range concentrations.

Keywords: Acetic Acid, Beverage Processing, food and beverage, Fruit And Vegetable, Peracetic Acid, Peroxyacetic Acid, Sanitizers,

Other products and services from Microbial Control



Enhanced Performance in Microbial Control ApplicationsFor Use with FMC’s VigorOx LS&D® and Clarity™ Peracetic Acid Products Peradigm® provides enhanced performance against organisms of concern such as Mucor and Candida in juice bottling. The enhanced antimicrobial performance at a shorter contact time can allow for faster production without compromising microbial safety and protecting your brand integrity.


FMC Microbial Control - Peracetic Acid

To maintain product quality, FMC recommends storage in a cool, dry, well ventilated area where the temperature of the container will not exceed 30 °C. Packaging containers for FMC’s peracetic acid products are equipped with a vent to relieve internal pressure and must be stored upright. FMC is dedicated to continuous improvement of its peracetic acid process and innovation product.


Peracetic Acid - FMC Microbial Control - HRS II

Using such techniques can leave a question about whether or not all of the surface was truly sanitized and can lead to wasteful sanitizer consumption. Many good sanitizers exist on the market today, and following the procedures on the labels for effective sanitation is critical to success. Oftentimes, flooding techniques are used to ensure the proper contact time for the sanitizer.


Peracetic Acid - FMC Microbial Control - Clarity

Approved by the FDA for low acid applications, Clarity™ is an easy-to-use single component peracetic acid microbial agent that can be used for sterilization at lower temperatures and on a wide range of processing equipment, packaging materials and closure systems. Clarity™ can be used on food and beverage packaging materials, and filling equipment in aseptic food and beverage processing to achieve commercial sterility.


FMC Microbial Control - Products

As an industry leader, FMC Microbial Control Solutions is actively involved in, and supports, national industry organizations that provide leadership in addressing issues that are important to you. Have a wide variety of uses for water treatments and hard surface disinfection which are being expanded beyond their current label registrations.


Peracetic Acid - FMC Microbial Control - Blitz

Used as directed, Blitz offers an economical, low-capital approach to effectively reduce contamination of pathogenic bacteria; Escherichia coli 0157:H7, Salmonella typhimurium, and Listeria monocytogenes as well as other bacteria that may result in product spoilage or decay. Blitz is permitted for use in the processing of organic red meat in accordance with 7 C.F.R. 205.605.


VigorOx® WWT II

Also this product can be used to enhance UV systems, lowering the power requirement for the lamps, lowering the lamp operating temperature and extending the time for lamp cleaning and replacement. WWT II is a formulation of peracetic acid for the control of pathogens and other microbial organisms in raw sewage, sewage effluent and cooling water applications.