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#1 Andy_Yellows


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Posted 31 May 2016 - 01:04 PM

Hi all,


Recently I noticed that a product we stock was being stored at between 8-10°C and I'm pretty sure that in the past it was even stored at ambient temperature. The product in question is peppers stuffed with mozzarella in oil. Obviously with mozzarella being a soft cheese and the legal limit for storage <8°C, it was pointed out that these should be binned, with the next intake being stored at a lower temperature. My question is this: would the products swimming in oil not prohibit the multiplication of organisms to a level that would mean not needing to have it chilled right down anyway or is that pretty irrelevant given the product in question?





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Posted 02 June 2016 - 05:16 AM

Hi Andy


The advised give to u that the present lot of peppers stuffed with mozzarella in oil should be binned and the new lot should be stored below 80C prefeably below 50C  is correct. I have not seen any published work with indicate that bacterial growth would not happen if the soft cheese is suspended in oil.


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