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Validating 'worst case' as emerging technologies enter the mainstream


Emerging technologies for preservation are gaining in popularity. This includes technologies like high pressure processing, pulsed electric field processing, plasma technologies and others. When you set up a thermal preservation process you do so using 'worst case' conditions i.e. conditions that are going to make the product heat more slowly than in normal production. Things like adding an overfill of product or using a more viscous sauce are examples of 'worst case' for thermal processes. When it comes to new technologies, we don't always know what 'worst' case conditions actually are. This project is about trying to understand how to safety set process conditions for some of these newer technologies.

Andrew Bosman
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