Being one of the leading suppliers in the spice industry and first-class partner in the sectors of product safety, service and processing services, we can now offer you as an additional service our in-house steam-sterilization. Gentle and smooth steam-sterilization guarantees optimal treatment of raw materials.  

The benefits at a glance:

  • 100%  natural process with vacuum and steam

  • No chemical additives or irradiation
  • Efficient killing of germs by fast heat application
  • Reliable treatment of pathogenic germs (salmonella, E-coli, coliform germs, mould)                                                                                                                                                   
  • Almost complete reduction of the total germ count in spices, spice seeds and herbs
  • Maximum care of sensoric parameters like structure, aroma, essential oils, taste and color

  • Fully automated process                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  • Treatment of items in final packaging is possible, no risk of cross contamination
  • No loss of product by sterilization
  • Killing of salmonella according to Art. 71 of Regulation (EU) 2017/625 in current version

Was your black pepper found to be contaminated with salmonella during the official import inspection? Avoid the expensive and time-consuming return or even costly destruction of the goods with HGM. Our validated germ reduction process is approved for Salmonella destruction as an effective special treatment according to Art. 71 of Regulation (EU) 2017/625 by the Food Control Authority.

If you have any questions about our germ reduction process, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.