Direct Steam Infusion: How to Get Safer Food Products and More Efficient Plants – From the Spirax Sarco Blog

Article written by on April 27, 2021 – Read the Original Article


Direct steam infusion is a heat treatment widely used in the food & beverage industry. Let’s see what are the advantages of this process which involves the use of clean steam as an essential requirement to avoid the risk of product contamination.

Clean steam: the best ally to eliminate the risk of contamination


Spirax Sarco’s clean steam generator is specifically designed to meet the needs of manufacturers in the Food & Beverage industry, in full compliance with regulations on materials in contact with food.

Steam is the most efficient, reliable and versatile means of heat transfer, therefore it is widely used as a heat transfer fluid in the heat exchange of the most common processes in the food industry.

The quality of the process steam is a critical element and it is significantly so when it comes into direct contact with food products.

If the steam does not have adequate quality and purity requirements, it becomes one of the possible causes of food contamination. Food producers have the responsibility and legal obligation to ensure that products are of good quality and safe for the health of consumers. According to EC Regulation 852/2004 “the steam used in direct contact with food must not contain any substance that represents a danger to health or that could in any way contaminate the food itself”. The clean one is the only type of steam that meets these requirements.

The direct infusion of clean steam is one of the most used heat treatments in the food industry. Let’s see what it is …


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