Natural steam sterilisation
BIOSTERIL ® has been operating its germ-reduction facilities in Ritschenhausen, Germany, since 1994. By means of a vacuum-steam-vacuum process, germ counts in dried foodstuffs can be reduced by several factors of ten in a natural, gentle way. This enables also the processing of certified organically grown produce. BIOSTERIL ® is the market leader in this field and has accumulated extensive experience that enables it to achieve optimal results while preserving the sensory properties of the produce. Each year, the company degerms several thousand tonnes of tea, seeds, herbs, spices, dried mushrooms and dried vegetables, as well as raw ingredients for the pharmaceutical industry. Thanks to pinpoint temperature and pressure parameters, we can degerm your goods in a tailor-made fashion that meets your every need.
Free advice and trial degerming offer
Contact our team of specialists for complimentary advice plus a trial degerming offer geared perfectly to your product with a before-and-after analysis by an accredited laboratory.
You can trust BIOSTERIL ® for producing the following results:
- Reduction of total germ count to completely safe levels
- Eradication of pathogenic germs
- Elimination of mould and yeast
- Eradication of insects, larvae and eggs
- Elimination of trace aggravators
Pilot unit for pre-trial measurements and development
Our pilot unit is built around a small-scale autoclave which enables us to conduct degerming tests and always determine the ideal set of parameters for treating highly delicate, price-sensitive produce. As a result, we can offer our customers the highest degree of certainty and safety. We would be pleased to conduct a trial degerming run on your behalf and draw up the optimal treatment programme for your produce.
GMP-approved for the strictest product requirements
GMP (good manufacturing practice) stands for the highest seal of quality available and guarantees the maintenance of hygiene and safety standards in the pharmaceutical industry. In order to meet increasingly demanding hygiene and safety requirements, BIOSTERIL ®, the industry's declared benchmark for quality, consistently targets the highest possible certification. As holders of a manufacturing license for plant-based medicinal products, we are an acknowledged partner of the herbal medicine industry.
Products suitable for degerming
Thanks to a gentle, natural process involving pure steam, even sensitive and particularly valuable products can be given delicate treatment suited precisely to your needs. Our expertise, gathered over the course of almost a quarter of a century, and state-of-the-art processing facilities are your guarantee for safety and efficiency. As part of its standard service offering, BIOSTERIL ® degerms the following products:
Bell pepper green
Bell pepper red
Onion (low & ultralow bac)
Black Fungus / Mu-Err
Porcini / Boletus edulis
Grains of paradise
A validated procedure
- stock protection
CO2 pressure disinfestation
CO2 pressure disinfestation is a rapid, natural and contaminant-free treatment method that is also approved for use on organically cultivated produce. The storage protection process can be conducted shortly before shipment of the goods.
PH3 storage treatment
PH3 treatment for the storage of dried foodstuffs is an approved process under emission protection laws. It affords a cost-effective means of protecting conventional foodstuffs from infestation.