Patent Number: 6,254,470

Title: Method and apparatus for cleaning animal intestines

Abstract: An apparatus and method for cleaning fecal matter from the interior of an extracted animal intestine is disclosed. The apparatus has a horizontal tube member for supporting an intestine; support members attached to opposite sides of said tube member for supporting the side portions of a slit intestine; a transporter mounted below and adjacent to the bottom side of said tube for moving intestines from adjacent the distal end of said tube towards the proximal end; a cutting blade mounted above said tube member; and a plurality of nozzles arranged at transversely opposite sides of said tube member for directing fluid downwardly and about the top side of said pipe member. A method for cleaning animal intestines using such an apparatus is also disclosed.

Inventors: Burke; Thomas J. (Oldwick, NJ)

Assignee: M&P Chitlin Co., Inc.

International Classification: A22C 17/14 (20060101); A22C 17/00 (20060101); A22C 017/16 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018