SUPERHEATED STEAM

SUPERHEATED STEAM

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Saturated steam that as neem heated at constant pressure above its saturation temperature.

STILL RETORT

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A retort for the sterilization of canned foods in batch amounts.

STERILIZATION TIME

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The time that lapses between the moment a retort reaches sterilization temperature, until steam is cut off.

STERILIZATION PROCESS

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The time-temperature treatment necessary to render canned foods commercially sterile.

STERILE

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Free of living organisms

STEAM-FLOW CLOSING MACHINE

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Equipment to close containers while at the same time producing a vacuum in them by means of steam jets directed into and around the container.

STARCH

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White, odorless, and tasteless carbohydrates produced by plants as an energy store. Starches are primary foods for most animals and are broken down during digestion into sugars and thereby used for energy.

SPORES

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Certain of the rod forms of bacteria produce spores. These are not reproductive bodies, as in the case of molds and yeasts, but are the resting stage of the organism. In the spore state, bacteria can survive extremes of cold, heat, drying, and other unfavorable conditions for long periods of time; and when the environment […]

SHELF LIFE

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The length of time that a container, or material in a container, will maintain market acceptability under specified conditions of storage. Also known as merchantable life.