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Number: 426/401
Name: Food or edible material: processes, compositions, and products > Processes > Packaging or treatment of packaged product > In rigid liquid impermeable container, e.g., can, bottle, etc. > Including delivery of pasteurized or sterilized food material to container, e.g., aseptic, etc. > And subsequent heat treatment of sealed package
Description: Processes involving the heat treatment of a filled, sealed container, wherein the heat source is other than from the contents of the container and the temperature of the sealed container is either maintained or raised above the sealing temperature.

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8567164 Plastic bottle for hot filling or heat treatment Oct. 29, 2013
8348079 Apparatus and method for closing off the open end of a container with a removable flexible membrane covered by a rigid cap Jan. 8, 2013
8065863 Process for filling a plastic container Nov. 29, 2011
7931927 Preparation method of cooked rice with barley in aseptic packing system Apr. 26, 2011
7784248 Method in hot filling of foods in a packaging container, as well as an apparatus therefor Aug. 31, 2010
7754262 Method of producing mixed greens Jul. 13, 2010
7735300 Method for hot-filling a thin-walled container Jun. 15, 2010
7722912 Method and apparatus for material handling for a food product using high pressure pasteurization May. 25, 2010
7666657 Method for production of arachidonic acid Feb. 23, 2010
7285299 Surface pasteurization of cooked food products Oct. 23, 2007
7191577 Method for providing a heat treated filled and closed metal can Mar. 20, 2007
7169420 Post-filing heat dwell for small-sized hot filled juice beverage containers Jan. 30, 2007
7090880 Beverage container Aug. 15, 2006
6706296 Microwave popcorn article incorporating coarse salt Mar. 16, 2004
6511693 Frozen slushy in a squeezable pouch Jan. 28, 2003
6436382 Underarm products with water lock component Aug. 20, 2002
6221415 Method of using microwaveable food container Apr. 24, 2001
6210721 Microwave popcorn incorporating coarse salt and method of preparation Apr. 3, 2001
6194015 Method for heating or cooling product containers Feb. 27, 2001
6153241 Method and a package for extending the shelf life of a food Nov. 28, 2000
6135015 Industrial apparatus for the aseptic packaging of perishables to extend shelf life without refrigeration Oct. 24, 2000
6120824 Process for the natural aseptic packaging of fruit products and dairy products for extending shelf life without refrigeration Sep. 19, 2000
6120830 Process for producing tofu Sep. 19, 2000
6110519 Process for preparing fully cooked packaged shelf stable or frozen noodles Aug. 29, 2000
6103282 Miso soup beverage contained in a sealed container and method for its production Aug. 15, 2000
6077554 Controlled growth can with two configurations Jun. 20, 2000
6024999 Process for producing pasteurized liquid egg products Feb. 15, 2000
6013291 Microwave popcorn with liquid fat and method of preparation Jan. 11, 2000
5997916 Microwave popcorn fortified with calcium and method of preparation Dec. 7, 1999
5945149 Process of making a sterile, packed food emulsion Aug. 31, 1999
5902618 Efficient food chilling method May. 11, 1999
5897894 Microwave popcorn with coarse salt crystals and method of preparation Apr. 27, 1999
5896872 Method for cleaning and sanitizing packages containing an edible product Apr. 27, 1999
5895626 Sterilizing method, apparatus and container of solid matter or liquid matter containing solid matter Apr. 20, 1999
5846594 Method of processing salmonoid fish Dec. 8, 1998
5772958 Method and apparatus for the pasteurization of a continuous line of products Jun. 30, 1998
5766656 Fresh, renneted cast cheese and a method of manufacturing Jun. 16, 1998
5620725 Carbonated beverage container and methods for filling same Apr. 15, 1997
5614238 Process for the natural aseptic packaging of juices for extending shelf life without refrigeration Mar. 25, 1997
5599573 Preparation of acidified pastas Feb. 4, 1997
5443853 Press-on, pry-off closure for microwavable vacuum sealed container Aug. 22, 1995
5441757 Sauces for retortable food products Aug. 15, 1995
5421512 System for packaging perishable liquids in gable top cartons Jun. 6, 1995
5405638 Method of reducing processing time for retorted food products Apr. 11, 1995
5368877 Method of producing film shelf stable food products Nov. 29, 1994
5356649 Method and apparatus for processng and packaging foods Oct. 18, 1994
5336516 Kimchi-like food and method for producing the same Aug. 9, 1994
5332587 Acid stabilized pasta Jul. 26, 1994
5275679 Process to form a pressure release hole with removable seal, for easy opening, on metal lids for vacuum sealing of glasses and other glass containers used to pack foodstuff Jan. 4, 1994
5258191 Vacuum-sealed food container having press-on, pry-off closure Nov. 2, 1993

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