Steripure features an article in this month’s Ingredients Insights edition

  Dec 4th, 2018   -     issues   -  

With a big section on food safety in general, and on the microbiological risk on dried fruits and nuts in particular, this month’s Ingredients Insights edition was strongly matching Steripure’s business activity. While the European Food Industry still struggles to establish a coherent framework for quality control of natural low moisture food ingredients such as […]

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Olga Pierson and Marine Polesel have joined our team

  Jan 24th, 2018   -     Expertise, issues, Newletter January 2018, Prospect, Quality   -  

Olga Pierson is our new sales manager in charge of France, Southern Europe, Eastern Europe and South America. Born in White Russia, Olga came to France fifteen years ago to finish her Master’s degree in International Business. She has about ten years of experience in the import and export of fruit and vegetables and has […]

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Steripure : providing services at European level

     -     Expertise, issues, Newletter January 2018, Prospect   -  

Our company now generates half of its turnover on export markets, demonstrating that it is organized to work on a European scale, respecting the costs and deadlines required by the international market. The fact that a variety of European actors use our services also proves that the need for vacuum saturated steam treatment and thus […]

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Vacuum saturated steam injection : a treatment solution for organic products

The Steripure process is certified organic following norms and prescriptions of Ecocert FR-BIO-01; It can be used on organic products, which is not the case for most other heat treatments and even less for treatments such as irradiation. Their marketing strategies usually aligned with the axis of healthy lifestyle and nutrition, organic foods must (even […]

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Towards a significant reduction in the cost of treating soft fruits

Plums, grapes, goji berries … fruits generally have a high microbiological load that is not destroyed by the drying processes whose temperatures are insufficient. Worse, the sugar concentration and the residual moisture content of soft fruits offer ideal conditions for the development of yeasts, molds and Enterobacteriaceae. All these fruits react perfectly well to the […]

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Powdered products : is your process really safe ?

     -     Expertise, issues, Newletter January 2018, Prospect, Quality   -  

The agro-food industry is using more and more powdered ingredients, which can be easily incorporated into different recipes. We know from experience that these products generally have a high microbiological load; they are in fact particularly exposed to the risks of contamination during their transformation process, which is most often done mechanically and at low […]

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5 log kill step : soon a standard requirement for all tree nuts ?

     -     Expertise, issues, Newletter January 2018, Prospect, Quality   -  

Considered less risky because of their low moisturecontent in the past, nuts are now in the spotlight of quality assurance teams. Salmonella intoxications linked to almonds produced in California in the early 2000s have been a paradigm which has led the major players in the sector to rethink their risk analyzes. As a result, they […]

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French customs authorities have agreed to entrust Steripure for the treatment of contaminated batches blocked in Finland

  May 2nd, 2017   -     issues, Newsletter May 2017   -  

The cardamom seeds were prohibited for importing by customs upon arrival in Finland as not in conformity with local regulation on bacteriological contamination. These products had only two options: being destroyed on the spot or sent back to their country of origin. But, on urgent request from their Guatemala exporter, we were able to convince […]

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The “Almond Board of California” protocol used to validate the efficiency of our process on seeds

     -     Expertise, issues, Newsletter May 2017, Quality   -  

Last year, Steripure had submitted its process of vacuum and steam pasteurization to the protocol set by the Almond Board of California. The tests, carried out on almonds in the presence of a Food Inspector accredited by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has granted Steripure a formal validation for a 6 log reduction on […]

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Detection of microbiological problems in a mixture of seeds : what to do ?

  May 26th, 2016   -     Expertise, issues, Newsletter June 2016, Quality   -  

A simple routine bacteriological analysis of a mixture ready to be marketed which invalidate the results obtained upstream, and it is a whole batch of high added value product which can be brought to destruction. Indeed, each seed type reacts differently to heat treatment and it is usually impossible to obtain a good reduction of the microbiological load without damaging one […]

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