Heat process validation

Heat process validation

Heat process validation is a method used to ensure that a food’s thermal process reduces a target microorganism’s count down to a safe level, rendering the food safe to consume.

In any heat preserved food, it is essential that the product has received the correct thermal process. Many factors affect the amount of lethality delivered to microorganisms: with packaged foods these factors include the shape and volume of the package, the product it contains, and the degree of mixing during the process.

With aseptically processed foods, the viscosity of the product and its velocity through the heating pipes are major determinants. The same factors apply whether the product is going through a sterilisation or pasteurisation process.

We have a range of techniques that can predict and measure both the heating characteristics, and the actual amount of delivered lethality within both products and processes. We also have expertise in determining the susceptibility of different organisms to heat.

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Heat process validation

Heat process validation

Many factors affect the amount of heat delivered, the product it contains, and the degree of mixing during the process.

Pilot plant facilities

Pilot plant facilities

Food and drink pilot plant facilities, covering over 3000m2

Thermal processing

Thermal processing

Thermal processing is at the centre of food preservation .

Food product development

Food product development

Developing new food and drink products is a complex process, we can help across the full range of food types.

Cooking or reheating instructions

Cooking or reheating instructions

Knowledge and expertise for microwave and conventionally heated products

New technologies services and information

New technologies services and information

Exploring new and emerging process technologies for industry use

Pilot plant (on-line)

Pilot plant (on-line)

Develop new products, analyze existing processes and try out ideas

Pet food product development

Pet food product development

All our services are available to support the pet food industry

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Heat process training courses

Explore our heat processing related courses including; Safe production of heat preserved foods

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Where we refer to UKAS Accreditation

The Campden BRI group companies listed below are both accredited in accordance with the recognised International Standard ISO17025:2017 by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). The accreditation demonstrates technical competence for a defined scope of methods, specific to each site, as detailed in the schedules of accreditation bearing the testing laboratory number. The schedules may be revised from time to time and reissued by UKAS. The most recent issue of the schedules are available from the UKAS website www.ukas.com

Campden BRI (Chipping Campden) Limited is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1079 Campden BRI (Nutfield) is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1207

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