Pet food preservation

  • US 4,049,835 A
  • Filed: 03/09/1976
  • Issued: 09/20/1977
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/09/1976
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. In a method for preparing an intermediate-moisture food comprising pasteurized meat and containing a polyhydric alcohol for antimicrobial purposes, the improvement comprising:

  • packaging said food in a substantially gas impervious packaging material, and filling the free space in the package with carbon dioxide,said food containing a level of said polyhydric alcohol which is ineffective in the absence of the carbon dioxide to prevent microbial growth, but effective to prevent microbial growth when the food is packaged in carbon dioxide.

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