Remote production areas requiring handling, storage:
Geographical areas where peppers are grown mainly include southern India, Brazil, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Black pepper is most commonly grown and is also produced in other countries in Southeast Asia, Africa, and South America.
Berries of different varieties can be grown in very different geographical areas, depending on their climate and soil requirements. For example, cherries are often grown in temperate regions such as Europe and North America, while acai berries are native to the Amazon and grown mainly in South America. Goji berries, on the other hand, are grown in Asia, mainly in China and Nepal.
What microbiological infections if peppers and berries are not properly handled and stored?
Improperly handled and stored peppers and berries can cause various microbiological infections such as salmonella, Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, among others. It is important to follow good food hygiene practices to prevent these infections and ensure food safety.
What industrial pasteurization treatment to treat contaminated peppers and berries while preserving their intrinsic qualities?
Industrial pasteurization treatment can be used to treat contaminated peppers and berries while retaining their intrinsic qualities. Pasteurization consists of heating food to a specific temperature for a specific time in order to kill the pathogenic microorganisms present.
For peppers and berries, steam pasteurization can be used. It is important to follow the correct pasteurization times and temperatures to ensure an efficient operation while minimizing damage to food products.