We are investing in a new plant to double our treatment capacity

  May 2nd, 2017   -     Newsletter May 2017, Prospect   -  

Four years after its creation Steripure is in good shape and ended a 2016 year in line with objectives, with a positive net result. The rapid increase in volumes processed over the past 3 years has led us to take the decision to relocate in 2018. Our new plant, three times larger than the current […]

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

     -     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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Vacuum and steam pasteurization to increase nuts’ shelf-life ?

     -     Expertise, Newsletter May 2017, Quality   -  

Knowing that heat treatment can destroy some of the enzymes responsible for the oxidation of nuts, Steripure’s quality team decided to measure the impact of vacuum and steam treatment on nuts’ rancidity. Over the past two years, we have followed the evolution of macadamia nuts, whole pistachios, walnuts and hazelnuts treated with our process, and […]

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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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Preventive pasteurization : a rising demand that will soon sharply reduce the cost of treatment

     -     Expertise, issues, Newsletter June 2016   -  

It is a fact, major European prime contractors have integrated into their HACCP approach the risks related to the presence of pathogens in dried fruit. They are increasingly likely to require their suppliers to systematically pasteurize the products they purchase. This fundamental trend translates into a very rapid increase in volumes treated by Steripure early this year (+ 300% compared to 2015). If […]

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Steripure Vacuum+Steam pasteurization system has been validated by FDA / Almond Board of California (July 2014) protocol

     -     Expertise, issues, Newsletter June 2016   -  

Our vacuum + saturated steam treatment process has been validated according to the Almond Board of California (ABC) protocol. The tests, performed on almonds in the presence of an authorized inspector by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have indeed confirmed the capacity of our equipment to ensure a 6 log reduction of Salmonella strains. For almost 10 years, all raw […]

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Equipment validation by FDA/Almond Board of California

     -     Expertise, Newsletter June 2016, Quality   -  

Steripure Vacuum+Steam pasteurization system has been validated by FDA / Almond Board of California (July 2014) protocol Our vacuum + saturated steam treatment process has been validated according to the Almond Board of California (ABC) protocol. The tests, performed on almonds in the presence of an authorized inspector by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have indeed confirmed the capacity of […]

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

  May 25th, 2016   -     Expertise, issues, News May 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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Preventive pasteurization : a raising demand that will soon sharply reduce the cost of treatment.

     -     issues, News May 2016   -  

It is a fact, major European prime contractors have integrated into their HACCP approach the risks related to the presence of pathogens in dried fruits. They are increasingly likely to require their suppliers to systematically pasteurize the products they purchase. This fundamental trend translates into a very rapid increase in volumes treated by Steripure early this year (+ 300% compared to […]

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