Take advantage of our more than 50 years of experience in food safety technology as food scientists and processing experts. Working on new technologies for log reduction of E. coli or other pathogens? Our Qualified Food Process Authorities can help.
Low acid or acidified canned food validation
We can help you file the required documentation to the FDA for your thermal process. As a recognized Process Authority, we offer you the most advanced equipment available to conduct Heat Distribution and Heat Penetration Studies in your facility. We always validate for the log destruction of the pathogen(s) or organism(s) in question.
We will make processing recommendations where appropriate and will prepare the paperwork for filing for you. Most filings are completed within one week of conducting the Heat Penetration Study.
We offer our scientific skill and consulting expertise in food validation protocols in both thermal and non-thermal process validation. Our expertise is in five primary areas:
Process validation: An FDA Definition
"Process validation is establishing documented evidence which provides a high degree of assurance that a specific process will consistently produce a product meeting its pre-determined specifications and quality characteristics."
Challenge and Validation
This service line includes “Pathogen and Spoilage Organism Challenge”, “Shelf-life Determination”, “Process and Thermal Validation”, and “Method Validation”.
Process Performance Qualification
Establishing confidence that your food process is effective and reproducible.
Product Performance Qualification
Establishing confidence through appropriate testing that the finished food product produced by a specified process meets all release requirements for functionality and safety.
Validation conducted prior to the distribution of either a new food product, or product made under a revised manufacturing process, where the revisions may affect the product's characteristics.
Establishing documented evidence which provides a high degree of assurance that a specific process will consistently produce a food product meeting its pre-determined specifications and quality attributes.
A written plan stating how validation will be conducted, including test parameters, product characteristics, production equipment, and decision points on what constitutes acceptable test results.
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For help with your Food Process Performance and Validation Services, please call 516-576-1400.