Better Meat through Better Processing.

Regulatory Milestones

Regulatory Milestones

  • 1987-1992: USDA Pilot Programs, experimentation with parameters
  • 1993-1997: University Research: Safety (micro dissemination KSU,) Inspection issues UMN: resolved (Validation)
  • 1996: Australia and New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA)
  • 1997: Australian state by state approvals for domestic operations
  • 1998: USDA Approves Commercial Trial for One Plant
  • 1999: USDA Approves Scientific Protocol
  • 2000: First USDA Commercial Trial Plant in Colorado (Verification, large sample sizes: residues, moisture,  micro)
  • 2001: Report Submitted, USDA grants permission for additional USDA establishments
  • 2002-2003: TX and CA plants begin Rinse & Chill
  • 2003: Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ)
  • December 23, 2004: Full USDA “No Objection” Granted (+2012 Pork No Objection)
  • 2004 & 2005: AQIS and additional USDA Commercial Implementations begin
  • 2005: Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) No Objection Status
  • 2006: Health Canada Novel Foods & Japan No Objection Status
  • 2012: USDA No Objection for pork
  • 2013: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) No Objection Status
  • About Rinse & Chill

    The primary purpose of Rinse & Chill is more effective blood removal and to optimize ideal pH levels. The result—cleaner, better quality meat that is more tender and palatable.