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    Microbial Reduction Solution for Food Ingredients

    Sterigenics has decades of expertise reducing the microbial load in food ingredients like spices, herbs and dehydrated vegetable ingredients for flavors. To meet your pathogen reduction goals, Sterigenics offers radiation-based gamma processing through our network of facilities located around the world. Gamma processing is proven, cost-effective, and non-invasive.

    Food ingredients producers keep consumers safe from illness by reducing yeast, mold, fungi, bacteria and pathogens, like E.coli, Listeria, and Salmonella in food ingredients.

    Modality to reduce pathogens in food ingredients

    Radiation-based gamma processing kills microorganisms through a non-invasive process that penetrates several types of packaging, which means the food ingredients are not removed from their packaging. The process is safe. There are no residuals left on the products, which makes gamma irradiation ideal for pathogen reduction in food ingredients.

    What food ingredients are treated?

    • Spices & Herbs such as pepper, garlic and onion
    • Dehydrated Vegetable Ingredients for Flavors such as broccoli powder and carrot powder

    Did you know?

    The technically accurate terms are pathogen reduction and microbial reduction for food ingredients rather than food ingredients sterilization.

    How can Sterigenics’ expertise help you?

    • Customized solutions to help ensure secure, safe, and effective processing
    • A global integrated network of facilities located near your manufacturing or distribution hubs
    • High-quality and consistent processes that exceed safety standards
    • Industry Subject Matter Experts to assist in solution development
    • Expedited product processing services

    World-class Problem Solvers

    Every day our Industry Subject Matter Experts tackle the tough questions. Our goal is to help you arrive at the safest and most cost-effective solution to achieve your product goals.

    Our Industry Subject Matter Experts draw on expertise that spans radiation technology, cost structures, supply chain management, sourcing and purchasing. They have years of experience helping customers solve unique problems. And they’re ready to put their knowledge to work for you.


    There’s a lot of urban legend when it comes to using gamma radiation to reduce pathogens in food ingredients. Learn fact from fiction when you download this informative and fast read Sterigenics eBook.

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