Steam Treatment Services

Natco Ingredients has installed a new Steam Treatment facility at its Buckingham production facilities, managed by Natco Foods Ltd. The facility is designed to steam pasteurize a wide range of food items.

Key uses:

  • To pasteurize a product that has become contaminated with pathogens such as Salmonella, E Coli.
  • To pasteurize to ensure that the micro biological activity is very low. Clients may want security that an ingredient they are using has a guaranteed low micro, before incorporating into food blends, or packing for retail distribution.
  • Infested goods can be treated by steam pasteurization. Insects will be killed and eggs destroyed.

How it works:

The process is in four stages:

Stage 1: Removal of air from the chamber and a vacuum created

Stage 2: The vacuum is replaced by pharmaceutically clean steam

Stage 3: Drying phase in a vacuum

Stage 4: Treated goods are left to cool and packed