Most natural products need ti be disinfected, pasteurized or sterilized and while several methods exist to these products, such as irradiation, ethylene oxide, ozone an UV, the only internationally recognized and accepted natural method is the “Organic Sterilization System (OSS)”, which efficiently steams and vacuum seals the products.
There are 3 phases to this process
Air is extracted from the chamber and prepared for the injection of pure saturated steam.
Pure saturated steam is injected at the programmed temperature for between 1–20 minutes, thus avoiding the excessive penetration of steam and humidity.
The temperature of the treatment may vary from 65°C (disinfection) to 121°C (sterilization) depending on the initial microbial charge and the clients’ requirements.
Drying begins once the injected steam is extracted and the product is treated at a low temperature.