A webinar on: Thermal Processing for Small Food Businesses

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This webinar is presented by Miranda Steward, Chartered Environmental Health Officer. The presentation gave an overview of basic thermal processing along with the following:

  • What is thermal processing - How thermal processing can destroy and control microbes
  • An understanding of food poisoning microbes- how and when they can grow
  • Foods associated with different food poisoning
  • The importance of hygiene and sanitation
  • The importance of monitoring thermal processing steps
  • What if you need to validate a thermal processing step

Further references:


Food Microbiology an Introduction – Tim Hutton CFC 2006

 Food Safety Authority Ireland -  GUIDANCE NOTE 20 - Industrial Processing of Heat-Chill Foods

Below = Time Temperature Charts


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