The VDMA trade association publication No. 10 (new edition 2016) specifies Aspergillus brasiliensis (DSM 1988/ATCC 16404) as the test germ for the validation of packaging disinfection using the pulse light method. On the basis of the test commissioned by ClaraNor, the issuing VDMA working group "Schnittstellenproblematik bei Aseptikanlagen" names Penicillium chrysogenum DSM 844 (spore suspension produced by Fraunhofer IVV, Freising) as a further test microorganism for the validation of packaging disinfection using the Pulsed Light process.
PPT-slides covering appendix I of VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Document No. 2 (2016) „Hygienic Filling Machines for Liquid and Viscous Foods – Classification and Typical Fields of Application“
What is HACCP? What does HACCP mean for mechanical engineering? The term Critical Control Point (CCP) is particularly misleading in practice. This FAQ article clarifies the terminology and gives hints for further information.
For more than twenty years, the VDMA working group "Interface problems in aseptic plants" has been publishing guidelines on the topic of hygienic and aseptic filling. The topics range from methods of microbiological validation of aseptic plants, minimum requirements for sterilization performance to practical guidelines. A publication overview can be found here.
On VDMA-KLassen IV and V filling machines, commercially sterile products are filled and sold with a long shelf life under uncooled storage conditions. The VDMA trade association publications 10 and 11 define minimum requirements for disinfection performance. Both trade association publications are now available in an updated version.
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