Condensed Milk

Mentmore Foods Product Guide

Sweetened Condensed Milk

fudge

Originally devised as a means of preserving milk in an era before refrigeration, sweetened condensed milk is extremely versatile. It is a major ingredient in a wide variety of different applications, from sweets such as toffee and fudge to desserts and sauces, as well as biscuit creams, caramel, ice cream, toppings for cakes, puddings and many others. 

All the best known confectionery brands use sweetened condensed milk as an ingredient in their products, as do a great many biscuit manufacturers.Two packaging formats are offered:-

Bag-in-box is a sterile bag filled in controlled atmosphere to give a commercially sterile ingredient until the bag is opened.

Pallecons are bulk filled with 1300kg approximately net weight for larger users.

In Manufacturing

When using sweetened condensed milk, it is absolutely vital that the greatest care is taken to prevent external contamination. The product itself is inherently stable due to the heat treatment and the high sugar content, but the greatest risk of external contamination begins at the point of exit from the bag.

The risk factors are from airborne bacteria or from dirt from a variety of sources within the manufacturing environment, and good manufacturing practice will keep these to a minimum.

When emptying the pallecon, the place of discharge must be clean and dry, and preferably sited away from both pedestrian and vehicular traffic to avoid the disturbance of air, which itself raises the risk of airborne particles of dirt as well as airborne bacteria. 

As the container is emptied, the inner bag will collapse. The discharge valve and all connecting pipework must be kept scrupulously clean, either by steam cleaning or by liquid alcohol or similar if there is no CIP system in use.

 

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