Sarawak Mikrokleen steam-treated Pepper
Malaysian Pepper Board operates a steam sterilisation plant in Kuching. Sarawak to meet the mcreasingly stringent quality requirements of end-users and
pathogens, and has very low total plate counts. It is safe for consumption and is suitable for direct industrial use.
The quality of MIKROKLEEN pepper is certified by Malaysian Pepper Board'S MS ISO/IEC 170252005 accredited laboratory and MS 1509001:2008 Grading and Certification Services.
Modern, Hygienic and Chemical Free Steam Treatment Process
Free of Food Pathogens
Low Plate Count
Meets International Food safety Standards(CODEX)
The steam-treatment plant comprises a steam chamber, a cooling and drying
chamber and semi-automatic packaging system. The steam-treated pepper
undergoes the following processes
(I) Clean, dried pepper is treated with super-heated steam under pressure for
less than one minute to destroy food pathogens and reduce total plate counts
Oi) The pepper is Men air-dried and rapidly cooled
(iii) The treated pepper is weighed, hygienically packed and sealed.
Characteristics of steam-treated pepper
The treatment process ensures that the pepper retains its texture, flavour and
aroma, with minimal loss of essential oils and satisfies the most stringent food
safety standards of importing countries for microbial count. Stringent quality
control procedures incorporating GMP GHP and HACCP principles and
international aboratory analytical test methods ensure that the product conforms to
prescribed specifications. Steam-treated pepper is readily accepted by consumers
world-wide as the process does not involve the use of chemicals and irradiation.
For maximum protection and ease of handling, steam-treated pepper is
packed in tamper-proof 4-ply kraft paper bags with pE inner lining. Each bag
weighs 25kg for white pepper and 20kg for black pepper. The inner pE lining is
heat-sealed; the outer kraft bag is machine-stitched. Other kinds of packing may
also be done to clients'specifications