Hot fill bottling is very important for food and drink industries that need to supply their customers with convenient, shelf-stable consumables such as long-life products.
From a marketing point of view, hot fill bottling offers many benefits to the end consumer. For one thing long-life products such as UHT juices and sauces can be kept at home at room temperature for a long time until they are needed. This means they have a longer shelf life than food and drink products that need to be kept chilled and consumed relatively quickly.
Aseptic filling, such as hot fill bottling, also means that the products that consumers buy are hygienically sealed and the high-grade food safety standards of these products are enhanced.
Choosing hot fill bottling will also deliver you with an attractive finished product that is easy to stack and display, will stand out from the competition on the retail shelf and will be easy for your customers to handle and use at home.
Hot fill bottling is also a very attractive option for health conscious food and drink manufacturers. With the growing demand from consumers for more natural products that don't contain lots of chemical preservatives, artificial flavouring and colourings, hot fill bottling offers them a way to deliver a shelf-stable product that retains a high level of nutrition and a fresh taste.
How does hot fill bottling work?
Hot fill bottling involves the sterilisation of the food or drink product as well as the inside of the bottle and bottle top or seal. This is done to prolong the shelf-life of the product and ensure the safe consumption of the product.
Hot filling destroys any harmful bacteria present within the product or bottle that could cause spoilage of the product and rendering it unfit for consumption. This process also means that food waste can be greatly reduced because having a longer shelf-life will result in fewer food and drink products being discarded by consumers.
Working with David Berryman Ltd
David Berryman Ltd is pleased to offer our customers a hot fill bottling service. This is part of our ongoing plan to further develop our product range and services that we can deliver to our growing customer base. Having the option of both a hot fill bottling and a cold fill bottling service offers greater flexibility and convenience for food and drink producers enabling them to get all their high-quality bottling needs serviced professionally under one roof.
You can choose from the following bottling options:
- Hot or Cold filled
- Viscous fruit and vegetable based products
There are many food and drink manufacturers that use hot filling processes to deliver their product to their consumers. The most commonly seen hot fill products include:
- Flavoured waters
- Sports drinks
- Vegetable drinks
Talk to our friendly team about your bottling needs as we are able to handle small test runs and sample products from small shot sizes up to 1 litre fills. You can choose to have your bottles either sleeved or labelled, whichever is most suitable for your finished product.