Food Autoclaves & Accelerated Shelf-Life Testing
We’re pleased to support the many public and private organizations in the food industry working to constantly improve the quality of the foods and beverages we enjoy. Current Priorclave users include a wide array of food and beverage companies and food- and water-safety organizations, from cheese producers and brewers to food packagers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and public health agencies in Canada, Guam, and the Caribbean. Our autoclaves are ideal for quality assurance in the food lab in order to ensure that brand standards and food safety expectations are met. This has applications not only in the grocery vertical, but also in industries ranging from food processing to hospitality. Our autoclaves can meet the heat and pressure requirements for sterilization across a variety of food industry applications.
Outfitting Pilgrim’s Pride with a Robust Food Autoclave
In early 2015 Priorclave outfitted Pilgrim’s Pride with a benchtop autoclave for one of their facilities in Pittsburg, Texas. Pilgrim’s Pride is the largest chicken supplier in the US, with meat quality testing at the cornerstone of their business. Their quality assurance department had previously relied on a medical-grade tabletop sterilizer. They struggled to keep this unit up and running under the relatively heavy workload posed by their daily waste processing and media prep cycles.
By replacing this sterilizer with a research-grade Priorclave 60L Benchtop autoclave, Pilgrim’s Pride substantially improved uptime, even as they increased the size of their work loads. The benchtop laboratory autoclave proved to be an economical choice, able to provide the requisite steam temperature and high pressure levels without undue consumption of water or energy.
Reliable, Flexible Food Autoclaves
Priorclaves are built from the ground up for testing and research. In contrast to a medical-grade sterilizer, a Priorclave doesn’t just take something clean and make it sterile. A Priorclave is designed and built to take anything– foodstuff, tools, samples, growth media, microorganisms, waste loads–and raise it to a specific temperature and pressure for minutes, hours, days, even months. It can allow you to perform assessments that measure conformity to regulatory and proprietary brand standards for customers and clients, and to ensure that food prep and cooking standards meet all sanitation best practices. This makes Priorclave an ideal choice for the use of an autoclave in the food industry.
But what truly distinguishes Priorclave is customer satisfaction. Priorclave customers consistently report 93% to 100% satisfaction with their purchase over the course of years–with that rating improving the longer they’ve owned the unit. In our most recent customer satisfaction survey, most owners rated installation and first use “very satisfactory,” with more than a quarter calling it “delightful.” A large portion of autoclave issues can be resolved remotely–which is why Priorclave North America is pleased to offer free lifetime technical support and consultation and one of the best warranty programs for autoclaves in the food industry. Priorclave also maintains a network of factory-certified authorized service agents (ASAs) across North America.
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