Thermal process consultancy

Thermal process consultancy

As a thermal process authority, Campden BRI offers food processing support to help you in various ways without having to perform testing, and sometimes without having to visit your manufacturing facility. Our input, as an independent third-party expert, can provide you, your customers and accreditation bodies assurance in your processing operations, and process validation procedures.

1. Continuous flow processes

Products such milk, juices and sauces are often heat treated via continuous flow systems where they are pumped through heat exchangers and holding tubes before filling. Often known as either UHT or HTST processing, they cannot be validated in the traditional way using temperature probes.

At Campden BRI, our experts have experience working with and validating continuous processes all over the world, and typically involve a combination of document reviews, calculations and site inspections.

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2. Thermal process review

If your business is undertaking validation work you may need support to ensure you are doing the work correctly and the results support the Critical Control Point (F0, pasteurisation value) that has been ascribed. Our experts regularly undertake reviews of scheduled thermal processes using process records and validation results, sometimes supported with a site visit.

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3. Trouble Shooting and process deviations

Has a batch of your product deviated from the scheduled process? Perhaps you are not sure whether it is safe to sell? Are you experiencing spoilage issues and not sure if your pasteurisation process is suitable? If you are having issues related to the manufacturing and processing of your products then please get in touch, there’s every chance we could help you.

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4. Process optimisation

It is always worth reviewing validation reports and processing records from the standpoint of optimisation. Many manufacturers we work with are over-processing product and impacting quality, throughput and energy usage. There are several tools we can use to explore optimisation for you, as it is critical that any potential changes to the scheduled process have no impact on the safety of the product.

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Key services

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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Thermal processing training courses

Explore our Thermal processing related courses including; Thermal processing and consultancy and Thermal processing - continuous flow, live online tutor-led course

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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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