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).