Advanced food processes are well engineered and highly automated. Besides the high demands for product quality and process safety, the primary factors driving further developments are cost optimization and greater equipment flexibility in standardized processes.
In addition to natural raw materials and intermediate products, the manufacturing process, in particular, has a considerable impact on the final product quality. Process design and understanding are major issues for food safety and process improvement according to standards, such as IFS, BRC, SQF and HACCP, and to regulatory authorities such as the FDA, GFSI, FAO, WHO, CII and PNDC. In this context, PAT is a risk-based strategy for designing, analyzing and controlling manufacturing processes.
Sartorius provides you with custom-tailored PAT solutions to ensure food safety and focus on cost optimization.
The PAT initiative started by the FDA is beginning to play an ever-increasing role in the food industry. This initiative focuses on process understanding and process control using different sensor technologies and software solutions. Sartorius offers a broad range of solutions to meet these needs. To cite an example, this article describes how controlling the moisture content of milk powder under PAT aspects provides a number of benefits.
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