BUCKLING (OF CANS)

BUCKLING (OF CANS)

10/11/2016

Cans becoming permanently distorted along the double seam; caused by excessive internal pressure.

BRIX

10/11/2016

The measure of density of a solution, more particularly a solution containing sucrose, as equal percent sucrose in water solution at 20oC (68oF)

BRINE

10/11/2016

Salt, sugar and water mixture in which most vegetable are canned. Water is not chlorinated.

BOTULISM

10/11/2016

A poisoning caused by substances formed by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum under conditions of improper processing and storage of food. The spores of the bacterium are often found in soil and are likely to be present on soil-contaminated food.

BOILER SCALE

10/11/2016

Deposit left inside boilers caused by evaporation of water and precipitation of water-soluble and insoluble substances.

BLEEDERS

10/11/2016

Openings used to remove air that enters with steam, from retorts and steam chambers and to promote circulation of steam in such retorts and steam chambers.

BLANCHING

10/11/2016

Heating by direct contact with hot water or live steam. It softens the tissues, eliminates air from the tissues, destroys enzymes, and washes away raw flavors.

Bentonite

28/07/2016

A colloidal clay used as an absorbent. Also used in model systems for determining rate of heat penetration.