Pasteurization of spices
As flavor is essential in food production, cross-contamination of pathogens from herbs and spices is a food safety challenge throughout the food producing industry. To avoid pathogens in such as moulds, yeast and Salmonella from entering the food supply chain, it is recommended for herbs and spices to be pasteurized – ASTA (American Spice Trade Association) recommended in its guide “Clean, Safe Spices” for the spice industry.
A safe product is guaranteed with Log 5’s turnkey solutions for the spice pasteurization process. Reducing the risk of cross contamination from spice, without diminishing those essential properties such as color, flavor, aroma and texture.
Due to the fragile nature of herbs and spices it is essential for pasteurization treatment to render harmful pathogens inactive without altering the organoleptic properties of spice such as color, taste, aroma, and texture. The ideal pasteurization process for spices and herbs keeps the qualities such as color, flavour and texture of the original product and realizes to achieve a good Log reduction.
With our Second Generation AwCP pasteurizer, Log 5 developed the perfect solution for the pasteurization of spice.
Challenges for pasteurization of spices
The pasteurization of spices needs specific requirements. To preserve the original quality of your product, new pasteurization techniques are required.
Log 5 AwCP for spice
With our pasteurization solution AwCP, 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. The AwCP pasteurization system can be used for different types of spices.
Log 5 AwCP air treatment controls the most relevant factors:
Moisture content of pasteurizing air
Moisture content of preheating air
The Log 5 AwCP pasteurization system creates the right balance and optimal conditions to ensure even the highest Log reduction with the best product quality. Food safety is ensured while retaining the essential flavors of your spices. For specific information in regards to products and solutions please contact our team.