Most heat-resistant micro–organism of those that may potentially develop and cause product spoilage. Its thermal death time curve should be used to determine the most suitable heat sterilisation or pasteurisation treatment for each product. Propionic bacteria are taken as the reference micro–organisms for table olives, for which the equation of the thermal death time is defined by a reference temperature equal to 62.4 ºC and a z curve of 5.25.
IOC Newsletter 165: latest issue
Madrid / 30.07.2021
Welcome, here are the latest news from the Executive Secretariat of the International Olive Council, including stats on world market trends for olive oil and table olives, with information on prices per product on the main...
World catalogue of the main olive tree varieties
Madrid / 29.07.2021
The Executive Secretariat held a virtual meeting to discuss the World catalogue of the main genetically authenticated olive tree varieties. Some of the world’s most important experts on the cataloguing of varieties...