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Instruments for the Analysis of Food and Feed

Sterilization & Pasteurization

We test and validate your products


Have your products tested, regardless of your packaging type.
The Terra Food Tech autoclaves can sterilize and pasteurize all kinds of products in packaging such as:

  • Glass bottles / jars
  • Canned goods
  • Leak-proof plastic bags or containers

What can we do for you?

In Belgium, it is mandatory to mention the expiration date on pre-packaged food products. But how do you determine the expiration date of your product?
That’s where BRUCEFO, the Brussels centre for food expertises, comes in.

Cooked products, including milk drinks for example, must be either sterilized or pasteurized

If you haven’t made the choice yet, we can help you find the answer to this important question: “Should my product be sterilized or pasteurized?
Then, according to your requests, we will perform the necessary microbiological tests to determine the best-before date of your product.

We test your samples in your packaging!

 Basic Step 1Basic Step 2*Extra: validation heating process*Extra: shelflife (pasteurization)*Extra: training*Customized
ContentDemo at BRUCEFO with your samples. Choose between pasteurization or sterilization.
If needed, we can help you to make the best choice
Validation of the effectiveness of the sterilization or pasteurization process by counting germs + bacillus and/or stabilityValidation of the process :
Complete microbiological analysis (+stability in case of sterilization) + coaching session by BRUCEFO
Validity period fixed at 3 months (to be stored in the refrigerator) + advice on product launchTraining on label legislation + HACCPTogether with you, we can develop another way of working: other duration, other storage conditions, …
Other analyses (HACCP,…)
Number of units

Sterilization: min. 5

Pasteurization: min. 3

Sterilization: 5 units per product

Pasteurization: 3 units per product

Pasteurization: 8 unitsMin. 1 for the nutritional composition 

*All the prices are on request.

What is the ideal autoclave for your application?

For cylindrical containers, there is an online calculator.
If your containers are not cylindrical, we can perform custom productivity studies. Contact us, and we will be happy to help you.

Vertical autoclave
Horizontal autoclave

Are you aware of the steps that need to be taken prior to sterilizing your canned foods?

Take a look at this article on Terra Food tech, to get familiar with the preparation of your canned foods for sterilization and pasteurization.

Need some guidance on how to properly label your products?

At BRUCEFO, you’ve come to the right place! We accompany you throughout the process.

  • Microbiological analysis
  • Legal requirements
  • Standards

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