Neil Mermelstein

Neil H. Mermelstein

Sterility of aseptically packaged food products is obviously extremely important, and the most effective method of making sure that each container is sterile is to test each container.

IGC Technology Development’s MRI system detects bacterial spoilage in sealed cases of aseptically packaged foods at full production speeds

However, testing each container for presence of bacteria by plating and incubation, measurement of pH change, or ATP bioluminescence testing takes time, effort, and money—and destroys the product. Thus, 100% inspection by these methods represents 100% destruction. Testing of product therefore generally involves sta…

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Neil Mermelstein