High pressure processing of seafood is claimed to be one of the best alternatives to prevent pathogens contamination, such as Vibrio spp., while maintaining the sensorial and nutritive properties of food. Recent researches, for instance, Ma & Su (2011) or Serment-Moreno et al. (2015), guarantee its effectiveness in oysters; besides, FAO considers HPP ideal to achieve the food safety and high quality objectives that the consumer demands.
Hiperbaric attends the first Cold Pressure Council Annual Conference, held in Chicago last June, and presents revealing results that contribute to the validation of HPP coconut water. These results, pertaining to studies carried out by Mario González-Angulo, affirm the absence of growth of C. botulinum in coconut water, even when the pH is higher than 4.6.
Welcome to the first series of Back to school with HPP by Hiperbaric. In these blog series we show all the basics about High Pressure Processing technology, the science, physics and how the microbial cells and spores are affected. Continue reading
IFSH Announces a High Pressure Processing Short Course and Workshop on April 9-12, 2018
We are proud to announce that we will be sponsoring the workshop that will take place from April 9th to April 12th of 2018 at the Institute for Food Safety and Health in Bedford Park, Illinois will bring together many professionals in the indstry for a four day workshop and short course on HPP. Continue reading
HPP is helping to reduce the risks associated to Listeria monocytogenes in food industry
The South African listeriosis outbreak is still ongoing but hopefully soon resolved. Local officials working alongside Listeria monocytogenes experts have traced the pathogen to its source, a meat processing facility. So far, this has been the biggest reported listeriosis outbreaks in the world (around 1,000 infected people and 180 deaths), and it could be a reminder that no food processing facilities are exempt of involuntarily hosting Listeria monocytogenes. Therefore, controlling this pathogen is a priority, and HPP technology can be part of the solution. Continue reading
Lobsters is a cuisine delicacy and a healthy protein source. For most of us, removing the outer lobster shell is a tricky, time-consuming and intensive task, as it requires skills, a sharp knife and most importantly, lots of patience! This is a reason why HPP offers so many advantages for Lobster and other shellfish meat extraction. Continue reading
It´s lunch time and you go to your trusted take away delivery point to have a meal and try to enjoy a small break from a hectic day of pursuing rodents, scratching furniture or taking naps. You arrive to your table thinking about a big, juice and tasteful steak just to discover that the only option in the menu is an ultra-processed, tasteless canned meat. Wouldn’t that meal be frustrating after a ruff day?
That´s how you four-legged friends have felt so long but, luckily for them, HPP offers the possibility to enjoy yummy, natural and safe meals must like their wild ancestors did. Continue reading
It is true that this marvelous fruit sometimes can be trickier than those chocolate eggs with the surprise inside. We have to admit we all have been there, every time we cut open an avocado, we slowly remove the halves hoping and praying to have picked the perfect one; but who hasn’t had disappointment when our favorite fruit is nothing but a dark-green-mushy mass that ends up ruining our meal or even the rest of our day. The great thing is that HPP has a solution for this. Continue reading
Despite the increase of vegetarian and vegan behaviours amongst western consumers and scaremongering news about meat consumption and cancer prevalence in the last years, meat processing still represents one of the most important sectors on the global food market. This is not an exception on the High Pressure Processing (HPP) sector, as meat products-dedicated machines represent 21% of HPP machines installed around the world (Hiperbaric 2017). Continue reading
There are many health claims printed in food labels that usually catch our attention when we go grocery shopping. Probiotic is one of the most recurrent claims nowadays, but do we really know what probiotics are? Continue reading