18th March 2014 Content supplied by: Campden BRI
New Microbiological Process Hall Opens at Campden BRI
A newly commissioned microbiology process hall at Campden BRI will help in the development of its well established microbiology evaluation and process validation services. Joy Gaze, Deputy Head of Campden BRI’s large microbiology department comments:
"This is a major development for us. In particular, it provides us with a larger area dedicated to the microbiological inoculation of foods and evaluation of the effect of food and drink manufacturing processes at reducing and eliminating such contaminants. As it mimics a real processing environment, it also allows us to do combination studies using pathogens and give recommendations for surrogate organisms suitable for further trials.
Assessments can evaluate novel technologies, traditional treatments, product development, pilot equipment, troubleshooting and new packaging formats. We can back this up with in-house expertise on the heat resistance and subsequent survival of microorganisms in a very wide range of food and drink matrices."
Clients have the option to have work done that is primarily laboratory-based, or combine this with validation studies using equipment housed in this area, and possibly followed by validations with manufacturing equipment in place on site at the client’s facilities.
For further information on using the facilities, and about microbiological process validation in general, contact Joy Gaze on +44(0)1386 842064
Date Published: 18th March 2014