Trouble shooting and process deviations

Trouble Shooting and Process Deviations

How can Campden BRI support with troubleshooting and process deviations?

If you are having issues when manufacturing heat preserved foods, a great place to start is by contacting our thermal processing team. If the issues are in preparation, thermal processing or post-processing, there’s every chance that we could support you.

Spoilage is an intermittent issue experienced by those producing low acid or acidified heat preserved foods. The spoilage could be chemical or microbiological. The root cause of microbiological spoilage could be in the product preparation, the thermal processing, or physical or temperature abuse post-processing.

Using the wealth of thermal processing, microbiology and chemistry expertise at Campden BRI, we can work together to identify route causes, suggest corrective action, and improve monitoring and control. For example, establishing micro testing and incubation regimes, or working to ensure retort cycles are suitable for the packaging and product.

The Thermal Processing team at Campden BRI are also able to support with thermal process deviations: a deviation from the process scheduled which could potentially have an impact on the heat received by the product. For example, an overfilled can, or a drop in cooker temperature. We can help you decide what to do with batches of product in the event of a deviation, using techniques such as:

  • Thermal process modelling
  • Process simulation using our pilot plant, and
  • A full validation trial based on abnormal process conditions

This work can support a current deviation decision as well as helping to implement a robust process deviation regime.

For a large manufacturer where process deviations are relatively common, Campden BRI can act as the process authority for the site, helping deal with deviations as and when they occur.

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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.

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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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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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