Dieter Kundig, President of NAPASOL AG commented that: “With the positive outcome of this settlement both companies benefit: The license agreement demonstrates Cosmed’s commitment to protecting its intellectual property while enabling Napasol to actively develop its activity in the U.S. market.”
Recent product recalls affecting the nut, seed and spice industries have heightened the awareness of the food safety risks associated with contamination issues.
These low moisture foods have been shown to have the potential to be contaminated with pathogenic microorganisms and sampling, as a means to detect their presence, is insufficient to eliminate these risks. When they are utilized without going through a cooking step they present a real food safety risk. To insure the safety of these low moisture foods, technologies which deliver a homogeneous pasteurization & sterilization treatment throughout the product need to be applied. This is particularly true for herbs, spices, seeds, and nuts.
There is a growing interest in vacuum and steam pasteurization as consumers and regulators are looking for a process, more natural than fumigation or irradiation, to insure the safety of those low moisture foods.
The Swiss food safety company is successfully commercializing its natural steam vacuum based technology for the decontamination of low moisture foods. Growing demand for the technology to process herbs, spices, botanicals, nuts, and dry fruit, is due to repeated product recall incidents and the demand of the industry to insure the safety of their products in house.
Dr. Cameon Ivarsson
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