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Grapefruit Seed Extract
and the Dairy Industry.


Dairy Industry Cleaning and Disinfection Program

Using Citricidal®, Professional-Strength Grapefruit Extract. 
A potent, broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent that is also safe to handle, is biodegradable, requires no special equipment, is non-corrosive, and has a 25-year track record of safety and effectiveness as a human therapeutic.  

Milk Storage Tanks 
Tank Trucks and Refrigeration Cellars

After washing with water and neutral detergent, eliminate the crusts of cream and other particles, rinse the tank or other surfaces with a 1:5000 solution of the product, letting the solution drip dry, without the necessity of further rinsing.

For maximum effectiveness, it is important to obtain a homogeneous mixture of the product. It is therefore recommended to make a pre-mixture in a lesser quantity of water, and then admix with the rest.

Stainless Steel Tubes and the entire Pasteurization System

For circulation systems, CIP, after washing with the base solution and the acid solution and rinsing with water, sanitize with Citricidal® grapefruit extract for 3 to 5 minutes, with a solution ranging from 1:10,000 to 1:5000, with an average of 1:7500(150ml to 1,000 liters of water).

When nebulizers are used(Danfog, among others), use a solution of 1:2500(40ml per 100 liters of water), applying it for 3 to 5 minutes.

It is not necessary to rinse with water the next day, and the pasteurization process may begin at once since the product Citricidal® is naturally organic, non-toxic, does not contaminate milk nor modify its organoleptic properties, and neither is it corrosive to any type of metallic material.

Other Equipment Utilized in the Dairy Industry

Utensils used in the processing of cheese, butter, yogurt, ice-cream, and other products may be disinfected, after a traditional wash, with the Citricidal® 1:5000 solution. Spraying silos can be disinfected with a solution of 1:5000 to 1:7500, and any other utensils may be submerged in a tank with a similar dilute solution.

Processing Rooms and Manufacturing Equipment

After washing with water and neutral detergent, rinse or spray with a 1:5000 Citricidal® solution, allowing to air dry, or dry with a clean cotton cloth. (In the first process, it is recommended to double the strength of the solution to 1:2500, or 40ml per 100 liters.)

Processing of Fresh Cheeses

To avoid premature fermentation caused by pathogenic organisms, as well as to prevent oxidation and spoilage, immerse cheese rapidly in a 1:5000 Citricidal® solution(20ml per 100 liters of water).

Treatment of Ripe Cheeses

To avoid contamination with fungi and pathogenic microorganisms, it is recommended that the area where the cheeses are kept be sprayed on a weekly basis with a product solution of 1:5000. Include all surfaces, trays, shelves, utensils, etc. 
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Additional Advantages of Citricidal®

Citricidal® grapefruit extract, even undiluted, is not irritating to skin and mucous membranes. (Caution: do not put in eyes, or undiluted on the tongue; could cause irritation.)

Citricidal® is non-corrosive to metal, wood, fabric, plastic, painted surfaces, etc.

Citricidal® has very high anti-oxidant power, yet is non-toxic, non-volatile, and does not alter the flavor of foods(meat, eggs, milk, etc.).

Citricidal® can be used with people and/or animals present in the area, which means quarantine is not necessary for immediate occupation or use.

Citricidal® is biodegradable and does not pollute the environment. 

cowCitricidal also makes an effective feed additive for preserving and disinfecting of all feed and water(Apply at 50 - 250ppm). At higher concentrations(one drop per 10kg live weight, up to three times per day), added to feed or water or sprayed in mouth, Citricidal is an aggressive germicidal and anti-parasitic that will fight disease, stimulate absorption of nutrients and work as an anti-oxidant. For more info, Click here. 


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