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Our validations

What are validations?

Validations are internal studies carried out on a particular product, on a particular customer issue, on one of the 4 production lines.

Validation allows us to validate, through an in-depth study, the reduction of the quantity of pathogenic bacteria of the Enterococcus faecium type in the product. The objective is to achieve a load reduction of > 5 log.

What is the validation process?

For each selected product, we place contaminated samples in the laboratory on one of our production lines.

After pasteurisation, the samples are sent back to the laboratory for analysis. The laboratory analyses the difference in bacterial concentrations before and after decontamination.

During pasteurisation, temperature and pressure recorders are placed in the chamber to ensure that the temperature and pressure of the machine are rising correctly. This will also validate the homogeneity of the method.

After receiving the microbiological analyses, a study is drawn up and concluded by the laboratory as to the effectiveness of the treatment carried out on the material. Depending on the results, validation may or may not be carried out.

How many validations?

To date, Steripure has 18 validations among all the products treated. All validations have been certified by the AQMC laboratory (Analyses Qualité Microbiologie Conseil).

18AlmondsCertified Labratories Inc
1Chia seedsLaboratory AQMC
2Flax seedLaboratory AQMC
3Poppy seedLaboratory AQMC
4Pumpkin seedLaboratory AQMC
5Sesame seedLaboratory AQMC
6Sunflower seedLaboratory AQMC
7Macadamia nuts 4L styleLaboratory AQMC
8Nuts 5-16mmLaboratory AQMC
9SesameLaboratory AQMC
10Cinnamon sticksLaboratory AQMC
11Psyllium Husk 99%Laboratory AQMC
12Psyllium powder 80 mesh.Laboratory AQMC
13Whole cashew nutsLaboratory AQMC
14Whole hazelnutLaboratory AQMC
15RosemaryLaboratory AQMC
16OreganoIn the pipeline
17Herbs of ProvenceIn the pipeline

Recognised and validated technology and equipment

Steripure’s equipment and technology have been validated by the Almond Board of California on the reduction of salmonella load of > 5log on nuts.