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Lazlo

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 08:43 PM

Hello,

 

I am currently working on a new product process. We are looking to use a pasteurization for bottled foods such as capers, sundried tomatoes, olives, banana peppers, etc. I am wondering what the time and temp would be for food like this. I know milk has a certain time and temperature to kill microorganisms but what would it be for products like this. Also would you suggest doing the food as a hot fill?

 

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:59 AM

i think it would be better to do validation tests, based on the literature you have and may find it on the internet.



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 11:26 AM

Are you looking to pasteurize or sterilize?

 

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 12:02 PM

Lazlo:

 

Are you looking to just pasteurize (remove pathogens) or increase shelf-life (prevent spoilage)?

 

In milk it is recommended to increase 3'C to the pasteurization temperature in products higher than 10% fat, a similar approach can be taken for solids.

 

Are they a dry or wet product?


Edited by Rodriguez-Gonzalez, 07 August 2013 - 12:03 PM.


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 04:07 PM

Hello,

 

I am looking to both pasteurize and increase shelf life. I am working with olives and preserved lemons with a brine fill. What do you suggest?

 

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:39 PM

Hot filling may assist in extending shelf life but it seems it should be in combination with some other method of preservation (brine? oil?) to ensure product safety.

 

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Edited by Tony-C, 22 August 2013 - 02:43 PM.





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