“We purchased a Rev Tech machine in 2018 for pasteurizing various grains and seeds, our main objective was a 5 log reduction in Salmonella for food use. We feel we are now better equipped to say that we are complying with the federal Food Safety Modernization Act. This machine has allowed us to stay ahead of possible recall situations and make our customers feel better about the safety of the products they are buying from us.
Our process preserves the grain’s color and flavor, and has been validated by an independent laboratory for > 5 log reduction on Salmonella.
The system also offers a significant flexibility so we can pasteurize but also go one step further to toast other grains.
Being an organic certified company, we couldn’t find a better system than Revtech’s “natural” heat treatment process.”
“We installed the Revtech unique thermal processing equipment for pasteurizing and toasting seeds, spices and herbs. During the roasting process, security of microbiological product parameters is ensured, natural qualities are preserved, the product flavour is improved and its shelf life is prolonged.
As we offer a wide range of products to our customers, the technology flexibility and therefore the possibility to treat different types of raw material through various applications, matches perfectly our requirements.
Having an automated system that runs continuously allows us to produce from small batches of 200 kg to larger quantities of several tons. That way we can, in addition to our production, offer a heat treatment service to other companies in the food industry for their dry ingredients.
The relationship established with Revtech for several years now is based on a hand in hand approach.”
“With Revtech technology, we are able to provide our industrial customers with roasted ingredients while ensuring their pasteurization. We were looking for a technical solution guaranteeing a 4 to 5 log reduction of the original salmonella contamination of the nuts that we processed to meet their demand regarding food safety; a requirement that was all the more pressing as cases of salmonella got identified in factories in the US. The solution came from Revtech.
No salmonella type bacteria can withstand this shock treatment, the process has been validated in partnership with the AQMC laboratory according to the standard protocol defined by the Almond Board of California.
Additionally, we have seen our roasting capacity increase and our energy consumption decrease. Each product has its own validated recipe that is followed metrologically. As for the vibrations, they ensure a mixing of the nuts and therefore allows a homogeneous roasting of the product by Joule Effect. The geographical proximity to Revtech, located half an hour from Montélimar, also contributed to the development of a fruitful partnership.”
“The Proximity Malt concept can be described in 3 adjectives: local, sustainable, committed. The idea behind this project was to create a regional company, based on the local production of grains and a sustainable logistic service in collaboration with local brewers: a new generation of malting company in total adequacy with the craft brewing (r)evolution.
In terms of geographical location, Colorado and Delaware, where our 2 malthouses were built, were a natural choice due to the production of malted barley and the strong presence of craft brewers.
In order to live up to our ambitions, there was no doubt that we had to equip ourselves with an environmental-friendly state-of-the-art roaster: the REVTECH VERY UNIQUE ROASTER, Proximity Malt becoming the first in North America to adopt it.
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“Like no other pasteurization method in the world… same natural crunch, same taste, same nutritional value, same shelf life but it looks better.
As a result of the ever increasing standards around food safety, our company has made a decision to supply raw kernel that has been subjected to the Almondco Pure process in 2015.
The French-designed technology we have installed delivers a market leading finished product. The revolutionary dry steam application provides you with a rate of reduction in micro-organisms that exceeds almond industry standards.
This proven system provides peace of mind for growers, processors and consumers. You get all the natural benefits of purchasing raw almonds without any of the micro-biological risks inherent in a ground harvested product.”