Jan. 1, 2008 - Dec. 1, 2010Award Number
CCFRA Project 105591Funding Agency
Center for Produce SafetyInvestigator
John Holah, Ph.D.
CCFRA - Campden Chorleywood Food Research Association
Guidance for pasteurisation of foods is clear but this is not the case for food packaging. Hot fill is commonly used to pasteurise the packaging, but there are no standard methods for assessing the adequacy of this and other, non-thermal technologies, that are now available. The aim of this project is to enable food companies to quantify the levels of package surface pasteurisation achieved with existing hot fill operations, and assess the effectiveness of novel technologies to maximise effectiveness with minimum energy input.