05419908 is referenced by 75 patents and cites 38 patents.

The invention generally comprises a composition capable of sanitizing and disinfecting antimicrobial efficacy while also being ingestible as a food additive residue by humans and mammals. Specifically, the microbicidal composition of the invention generally comprises a carrier and an antimicrobial agent, wherein the antimicrobial agent generally comprises a C.sub.5 to C.sub.14 unsaturated monocarboxylic acid such as sorbic acid, in combination with an aromatic carboxylic acid such as benzoic acid. The antimicrobial composition of the invention is useful for both hard and soft surface sanitizing in environments such as farms, milk and food processing, fluid milk operations, institutional food preparation and serving areas, health care and child care facilities, as well as any other number of contact sensitive environments which require compositions having high antimicrobial efficacy and which will not contaminate food stocks and which pose no danger to humans. Also disclosed are concentrate and solid compositions stemming from the invention as well as the method of using the composition of the invention in sanitizing and disinfecting applications.

Title
Sanitizing composition comprising a blend of aromatic and polyunsaturated carboxylic acids
Application Number
710095
Publication Number
5419908
Application Date
December 8, 1993
Publication Date
May 30, 1995
Inventor
Dale L Fredell
Lindstrom
MN, US
May J Biedscheid
St. Paul
MN, US
Daniel E Pedersen
Cottage Grove
MN, US
Francis L Richter
Circle Pines
MN, US
Agent
Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt
Assignee
Ecolab
MN, US
IPC
A01N 25/02
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