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#1 kahinagaki

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 01:29 PM

Hello!

 

I´m trying to develop a sterilization method for rigid paper containers for filling sweetened condensed milk and I´m struggling to define what will be the final microbial load for the packages.

I know that for aseptic processes the packages should be sterilize in order to obtain just a probability of finding a non-sterile unit among a big quantity of packages (e.g. finding 1 spore in 10,000 units), but Is there a method or legislation for the sterility level of aseptic packages?

 

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 01:51 AM

Dear Kahinagaki

 

There are several methods for the sterility level for aseptic packaging. attached is a publication which I have fond on the internet to overview some of those methods. In industry normal practice is to follow the general standard of finding  1 spore in 10,000 units. This is the practice which is followed by major suppliers of aseptic packing systems such as APV.

 

I have attach a publication which I found on the internet which will summarises  various available methods.

 

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Dr. Humaid Khan

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 09:41 AM

Hello!

 

I´m trying to develop a sterilization method for rigid paper containers for filling sweetened condensed milk and I´m struggling to define what will be the final microbial load for the packages.

I know that for aseptic processes the packages should be sterilize in order to obtain just a probability of finding a non-sterile unit among a big quantity of packages (e.g. finding 1 spore in 10,000 units), but Is there a method or legislation for the sterility level of aseptic packages?

 

Thanks!

 

I assume these are customised containers to be used in a specific process..

 

The logical source for advice is probably the supplier.


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