Why Use Aseptic Filling?
Aseptic filling is a bottle filling technique used to package a sterile product into a sterile container in a way that maintains the sterility. The process is a choice for many food, beverage and pharmaceutical products because it provides a range of benefits.
In this two-part post, we’ll help you get to know hot filling just a little bit better. In part one of our post we’ll focus on how hot filling technology works while part two will look at some of the benefits of this popular filling process and what it is best used for.
How does it work?
With Aseptic filling the product is flash pasteurised by heating it to between 195 and 295 °F (91 to 146 °C) for a few minutes then cooled and filled at room temperature. This process retains more nutrients and uses less energy than conventional sterilisation techniques.
What is it used for?
This fill is suitable for high acid products and ensures that the products can last up to 18 months. Aseptic filling is commonly used for the packaging of milks, fruit juices, liquid whole eggs, gravies, and tomatoes. Fresh tomatoes are aseptically processed and packaged for year-round remanufacture into various food products. Aseptic filling is also a popular choice for pharmaceuticals.
The benefits of aseptic filling?
One of the major benefits of the aseptic filling process is that it assists in ensuring the safety of the product inside but there are many other benefits to note.
- Aseptically filled bottles are easy to handle, re-sealable and shock-resistant.
- Your products have a longer shelf life
- Consumers can consistently trust the safety of your product
- Hygiene and food safety are enhanced
- Taste, vitamins, and nutrients are preserved with this process
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