What is process optimisation and how can Campden BRI support?
Potentially reducing a thermal process target, for example a target F0 or a pasteurisation value, is a big decision for
a manufacturer to make. There are understandable worries about increasing the risk of spoilage and pathogenic organisms potentially surviving the
thermal process. However, in many cases optimisation is perfectly feasible, and the benefits are significant (e.g. product quality, throughput,
reduced energy usage).
Campden BRI can support with process optimisation using a data focused approach, either as part of a larger validation project or remotely using
data provided by the manufacturer. We would consider a range of possibilities for optimisation which may or may not be appropriate depending on
your product or process:
- Review of current heat process target (F0 or a pasteurisation value). Can it be reduced whilst still having enough margin of error for
potential variations in product and process, and inaccuracies in validation work?
- Review of worse-case analysis used for heat penetration testing. Have the worse-case settings been ascertained using a logical, data-driven
- Assessment of whether the cooling phase of a process should be allowed to contribute towards overall lethality during heat penetration
If optimisation is something you are thinking about exploring, get in touch with our friendly Thermal Processing team at
Campden BRI - we’d love to help.
For more information, watch this video from one of our experts
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