Seeking Powder Sterilization Technologies
Project Size 1,000,000 € · Deadline : 2019-02-10
We are seeking efficient and effective technologies to sterilize powdered seasonings without impacting performance characteristics. The powdered seasonings provided to PepsiCo are often comprised of onion or garlic powder. The complete seasoning, or its component ingredients, have the potential for the presence of undesirable microbial contamination. Treatment of these powders by way of irradiation can be effective, however, this technique is not permitted without proper labeling in certain global regions. Given the large surface area of the powders in question, other methods of microbial eradication have typically been ineffective. We would like to identify potential technologies to remove microbial contamination without negatively impacting the physical attributes or flavor profile of the seasoning.