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#1 StevieP

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 02:16 PM

Hello everybody,

I'm just after your thoughts on this. My Ops team have 'found' in the raw materials store a quantity of blanched flaked almonds. The BBD ended in March, and so they want to use them in a baking recipe. My only concerns are one of Alfatoxins..... Or is this not really an issue because of the blanching process?

 

Look forward to the responses.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Steve



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Posted 03 August 2018 - 02:35 PM

The only way to be sure is to:

 

Blanch again (or roast)

Sample

Bin (my suggested route)

 

When in doubt, throw it out



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Posted 04 August 2018 - 02:24 AM

Hello everybody,

I'm just after your thoughts on this. My Ops team have 'found' in the raw materials store a quantity of blanched flaked almonds. The BBD ended in March, and so they want to use them in a baking recipe. My only concerns are one of Alfatoxins..... Or is this not really an issue because of the blanching process?

 

Look forward to the responses.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Steve

 

Hi Steve,

 

From a quick look in the Literature, blanching may not remove the issue, eg -

 

Attached File  blanching of almondst.pdf   203.74KB   10 downloads

 

 


Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C


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Posted 04 August 2018 - 10:33 AM

Resample and send out for aflatoxins..

Do a,sensory evaluation process

Depending on storage conditions...and if it's a bulk case..it may hold up...but being flaked ...am not sure


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 12:55 AM

blaching may not resolve aflatoxi issue. Check condition and may want to sample before proceeding blanching.  In addition, do sensory profiling as well.

 

PS. No pest for the batch?



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Posted 06 August 2018 - 09:33 AM

Cheers everybody for the information



#7 Zahid Sarfraz1

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 09:35 AM

It was very helpful for my job... Thank you all



#8 Zahid Sarfraz1

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 09:35 AM

Can we consider it as allergen?



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Posted 07 August 2018 - 12:24 PM

Resample and send out for aflatoxins..

Do a,sensory evaluation process

Depending on storage conditions...and if it's a bulk case..it may hold up...but being flaked ...am not sure

Also document a shelf life extension to have on file.  



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Posted 09 August 2018 - 12:23 PM

Hi,

 

I agree, aflatoxine will not change by additional blanching. But do you think that the material is spoiled with Aspergillus during storage? Conditions? Packaging? Plastic with vaccuum?

To prolong the shelf life you can check whether your specification is still met. Check especially for micro and rancidity etc.. Consider the effect on your finished product. Self life of that?

 

 

Rgds

 

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