There isn’t a one-size-fits all set of instructions for every product or even similar ones, a small difference still requires validation.

Validating cooking instructions is an essential part of ensuring the safety and quality of food your consumers eat. Different types of products, like frozen and not-ready-to-eat (NRTE) foods require instructions specifically designed to ensure thorough heating. Validations are not just for new products or formulation changes but also critical when reducing cook time or large deviations in sample weight.

Our thermal process validates the cooking instructions by heating the samples according to your provided instructions then immediately placing temperature probes throughout the sample and monitoring at designated intervals. The product must meet targeted success criteria in order to be validated.

As part of the validation process, we not only focus on safety but also keep in mind the sensory attributes that are appealing to your customer. If your instructions result in a product that is not of desired quality or if they fail to produce a safe product, our team will trial different conditions and temperatures to suggest a way forward. And for newly developed products, we can help you create cooking instructions.

We understand providing safe, quality food to consumers is your top priority and accurate cooking instructions are an important part of not only delivering a safe product, but also a high-quality product your consumers will enjoy. Our experts look forward to helping you every step of the way.

We can assist you with your cooking validation needs. Complete the form below and our team will contact you with next steps.

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