Dairy Establishment Inspection Manual – Chapter 14 - Aseptic Processing and Packaging Systems

This page is part of the Guidance Document Repository (GDR).

Looking for related documents?
Search for related documents in the Guidance Document Repository

Complete Chapter


Codex defines aseptic processing and packaging (APPS) as the processing and packaging of a commercially sterile product into sterilized containers followed by hermetically sealing with a sterilized closure in a manner which prevents viable microbiological recontamination of the sterile product. For dairy applications, this process uses temperatures above the boiling point for a very short period of time to sterilize milk products. It must be followed by an aseptic packaging step to give a shelf-stable commercially sterile product as per Food and Drugs Regulations. The processing and filling steps have a number of variables that are controlled by design specification (the scheduled process).

Date modified: