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Thermal Processing

Project: New approaches to heat process validation: process design and process surrogates


Project team: Joy Gaze
Member subscription funded project
Running: January 2013 – December 2015
Project Number: 128878

One of the most important areas in the industrial application of new heat processes is the validation to prove that the method delivers a stable and safe product when used in the production environment. Thermal processing is a core technique for assuring product safety and methods for assessing thermal process safety need to be continuously developed as the food and drink industries move on. This project will address the development and application of new and improved process validation methods. Validation procedures can utilise both physical measurement of time/temperature and the measurement of the death of relevant organisms to give the food processor the data required to have confidence in the system being used.



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