Global Patent Index - EP 2377413 A1

EP 2377413 A1 2011-10-19 - SMOKELESS TOBACCO COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING TOBACCO FOR USE THEREIN

Title (en)

SMOKELESS TOBACCO COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING TOBACCO FOR USE THEREIN

Title (de)

RAUCHLOSE TABAKZUSAMMENSETZUNGEN UND VERFAHREN ZUR BEHANDLUNG VON TABAK ZU DESSEN VERWENDUNG DARIN

Title (fr)

COMPOSITION DE TABAC SANS FUMÉE ET PROCÉDÉ POUR LE TRAITEMENT DU TABAC POUR DE TELS USAGES

Publication

EP 2377413 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 11157884 A

Priority

  • EP 10152287 A
  • EP 08796428 A
  • US 78160407 A
  • US 78166607 A
  • US 78164107 A

Abstract (en)

A process for preparing a tobacco composition suitable for use as a smokeless tobacco composition is proposed, comprising providing a moist tobacco material having a first moisture content, heating the moist tobacco at a temperature and for a time sufficient to pasteurize the tobacco material while maintaining the moisture content at or above the first moisture content, adding an amount of a base and water to the moist tobacco material sufficient to raise the pH of the slurry to an alkaline pH and raise the moisture content to a second moisture content higher than the first moisture content, thereby forming a pH-adjusted moist tobacco material, continuing to heat the pH-adjusted moist tobacco material at a temperature and for a time sufficient for the pH of the moist tobacco material to drop while maintaining a moisture content at or above the second moisture content to form a treated tobacco material (14), and incorporating the treated tobacco material (14) into a smokeless tobacco product (10).

IPC 8 full level

A24B 13/00 (2006.01); A24B 15/18 (2006.01); A24B 15/28 (2006.01); A24B 15/30 (2006.01)

CPC

A24B 15/283 (2013.01); A24B 13/00 (2013.01); A24B 15/183 (2013.01); A24B 15/28 (2013.01); A24B 15/30 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

Citation (search report)

DCS

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL NO PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

DOCDB simple family

WO 2009015142 A2 20090129; WO 2009015142 A3 20090827; WO 2009015142 A8 20090611; WO 2009015142 A8 20100128; CN 101873809 A 20101027; CN 101873809 B 20141112; DK 2377413 T3 20170501; EP 2173200 A2 20100414; EP 2173200 B1 20171115; EP 2179666 A2 20100428; EP 2179666 A3 20100922; EP 2179666 B1 20120829; EP 2377413 A1 20111019; EP 2377413 B1 20170301; JP 2010534475 A 20101111; JP 5339635 B2 20131113