Food safety: Nuts & Seed Pasteurizer. Nuts are processed in an environment where cross contamination of pathogenic micro-organisms such as Salmonella can put consumers at risk. Pasteurization is necessary to prevent nationwide outbreaks and product recalls.
For example: In 2007 California passed law that requires food processors to pasteurize almonds. This was due to a string of salmonella outbreaks in the early 2000’s.
Steam pasteurization is an all natural, environmentally friendly process.
Steam pasteurization involves heating a product to a specific temperature for a specific period of time. Hence steam can quickly reach all organisms on the surface of foodstuffs and therefore incidences of the revival of the bacteria hidden in crevices are eliminated. The Tema system combines steam treatment with a fluid bed dryer/roaster.