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  RELATED INFORMATION
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Validation Guidelines

The Almond Board of California's Technical Expert Review Panel (TERP) has created validation guidelines for evaluation of treatment technologies, and use of microbial surrogates. These guidelines are intended to provide process authorities an understanding of the information needed and type of testing required for different treatment technologies.

GUIDELINES DOCUMENTS

Considerations for Proprietary Processes for Almond Pasteurization and Treatment, v1.0, April 13, 2007

Guidelines for Using Enterococcus faecium NRRL B-2354 as a Surrogate Microorganism in Almond Process Validation

Guidelines for Validation of Blanching Processes, v1.0, April 13, 2007  

Guidelines for Validation of Dry Roasting Processes, v1.2, October 23, 2007  

Guidelines for Validation of Oil Roasting Processes, v1.0, April 13, 2007 

Guidelines for Validation of Propylene Oxide Pasteurization, v3.0, October 1, 2008

Guidelines for Validation of Propylene Oxide Treatment for In-shell Almonds, v2.0, October 1, 2008


SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS (Available upon request)

 Document Index Document Name 
 DOC001 Survival of Salmonella enteritidis PT 30 on Inoculated Almonds after Commercial Fumigation with Propylene Oxide (Journal of Food Protection, Vol. 68, No. 8, 2005, Pages 1613-1622)
 DOC002 Report to the FDA-CFSAN: Survival of Salmonella enteritidis PT 30 on inoculated almonds after treatment in hot water (Blanching) (March 14, 2005)
 DOC003 Report to the FDA-CFSAN: Survival of Salmonella enteritidis PT 30 on inoculated almonds after treatment in hot oil (Oil Roasting) (March 14, 2005)
 DOC004 FDA Letter of Determination regarding PPO (September 23, 2004)
 DOC005 FDA Letter of Determination regarding blanching and oil roasting processes (June 30, 2005)
 DOC006 Propylene Oxide (PPO) Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) For Almond Pasteurization (October 2004)
 DOC007 Propylene Oxide (PPO) Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Guidelines for Almond Pasteurization (October 2004)
 DOC008 Report to the Almond Board of California: Reduction of Salmonella enteritidis PT 30 on in-shell almonds Using Propylene Oxide (PPO) (March 2006)


For supporting document request, please contact Jayme Puthoff at 209-343-3279 or jputhoff@almondboard.com

 

 

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