Food Industry Perspectives on the Implementation of a PAT Strategy
This chapter focuses on the drivers and hurdles to the implementation of a process analytical technology (PAT) strategy in the food industry. Case studies, from the dairy processing industry, highlighting the benefits and challenges of adopting a PAT processing philosophy are presented. The case studies demonstrate the potential for improved product consistency and enhanced process control through minimising the variability of critical quality attributes. Advantages of implementing a PAT system including improved product documentation and traceability are also outlined.
KeywordsIn-line analysers Case studies Dairy processing Process control Product consistency PAT strategy Multivariate data analysis Investment Performance requirements Installation Calibration Maintenance Process optimization Data collection Quality attribute Moisture measurement Cheese Sensory quality Quality assurance system Business value.
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