Pasteurization of seeds
As seeds are widely used i.e. the bakery and confectionary industry, it is highly recommended to pasteurize seeds for consumption, reducing the risk of outbreaks of foodborne illness such as Salmonella. To render seeds safe for consumption seeds have to be treated with a 4Log reduction.
To help you to retain those important qualities such as taste, color, texture and nutrition, Log 5 developed turnkey solutions incompliance with food safety standards for the seeds pasteurization process.
After outbreaks of foodborne illnesses in 2001-2004 the USDA has issued the pasteurization of seeds for US domestic markets. To improve food safety, seeds need to be treated with a process realizing a 4Log reduction. A recent example showing that infected seeds needed to be recalled (published by the FDA in February 2013) leaving the supplier with huge costs.
Log 5 is able to provide turnkey solutions to seed pasteurization in compliance with USDA’s regulations for the seed pasteurization process. Helping you to keep important qualities in seeds such as flavor, nutrition and appearance, safe for consumption.
Challenges for pasteurization of seeds
The pasteurization of seeds needs specific requirements. Due to the small size of the product and soft texture, hardening and discolorization occur easily when the heating process is too aggressive. To preserve to original quality of your product, new pasteurization techniques are required.
Log 5 AwCP for seeds
With our pasteurization solution you will obtain the perfect mix of the highest reduction (5Log) treatment time and product quality. We help you to find an optimal balance for your quality and production needs and food safety.
Log 5 AwCP air treatment controls the most relevant factors:
Moisture content of pasteurizing air
Moisture content of preheating air
The AwCP pasteurization system
The Log 5 AwCP pasteurization system creates the right balance and optimal conditions to ensure even the highest Log reduction (5Log). Food safety is ensured while retaining the product qualities of your seeds. For specific information in regards to products and solutions please contact our team.
The AwCP pasteurization system can be used for different types of seeds such as:
Sunflower seeds (in/out of shell)