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Steam sterilization has long been used to clean surgical equipment, but it turns out the process that keeps scalpels clean can also help keep your salad bacteria-free. Alongside infrared heat treatment, both options can help prevent food-borne pathogens from making it to the table.
Due to the worldwide pandemic, labor shortages, and strong volumes in international and domestic trade, supply chain disruptions continue to impact trade as gridlock and high costs persists. Silva remains in a good position, however, to respond to our customers’ needs.
The current pandemic continues to deliver unprecedented uncertainty and disruption for many supply chains. Yet Silva is well positioned to continue our service to our customers with large inventories and diversified supply chain partnerships.
Within our production build and planning, we have been working for the past two years on developing the correct in-line process for adding a new and all-natural treatment process using infrared technology.
With our global reach in sourcing raw materials, which allows us to supply our diverse customer base through our finished goods processing in the U.S., our supply chain has been put to the test as we have adjusted for the differing global responses to COVID-19.
At Silva, quality control of our ingredients is part of what sets us apart. This starts with our global partner raw material suppliers. To ensure you can count on receiving the ingredients you are looking for without any danger of pests or contaminants, Silva integrates ZerOx all-natural insect treatment into its production process for all raw material entering the United States.
Steam Sterilization of Spices and Dehydrated Ingredients Still Leads the Way in Food Safety Processes
As technology has changed over the years, certain processes of ensuring that the food we produce is safe have gone in and out of style. Steam sterilization, though, has been around for a long time. And although its execution has been refined over the years, it remains an industry leader for reducing the microbial count of spices and dehydrated fruits and vegetables.