Microbial Process Validation is a cornerstone of major international Food Safety Standard & Regulations, including the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
It consists in validating with scientific information that a treatment when properly applied, is capable of effectively mitigating a microbial hazard of concern.
Challenge Preventive Controls for Pathogens in Industrial Conditions
Since the use of pathogenic microorganism in processing facilities is not advised, surrogate microorganisms are used as test organisms for in-plant validation studies. Surrogates are non-pathogenic microorganisms that mimic the resistance of foodborne pathogens under different kinds of stress.
sterilization, pasteurization, roasting, dryers, extruders, ovens...
EtO, PPO, paracetic acid, ozone...
HPP, UV, infrared, RF/microwave
Dry Ingredients (cocoa, nuts, seeds, spices...)
Baked & Extruded products
Pet Food & Feed
Meat, Poultry, Eggs and Fish
Fruits & Vegetables