On July 5, 2012, FSIS issued Directive 7120.1 Revision 12 approving the use of up to 5 percent lactic acid solution on post-chill poultry carcasses, meat, parts, trim and giblets, according to the latest revision of its safe ingredients list.  It is one of two new substances and three revised substances in its Notice 7120.1, “Safe and Suitable Ingredients Used in the Production of Meat, Poultry and Egg Products.”

The revision includes updates to the list of substances added since April 6. In addition to up to 5 percent lactic acid on poultry carcasses, the agency also issued revisions to hypobromous acid, nisin preparation, and choline chloride with or without magnesium stearate.

A copy of the notice can be found here.