2015 has been an intense year for food industry and its actors and, If there was a Food Oscar ceremony, Salmonella would have won the most recurring pathogenic bacteria of the year category. With more than 75 FDA recalls in 2015 and 19 recalls at this stage in 2016, Salmonella is becoming a recurring problem alongside Listeria (at a lesser extent) with the increase of fresh/minimally processed & additive-free products. But, isn´t there any solution to conciliate food safety and quality with customer´s demands? Continue reading
NutriFresh Services LLC announces addition of 4th High Pressure Processing (HPP) machine, a Hiperbaric 525. The machine will join the already existing array of HPP machines and will bring the company’s annual tolling capacity to over 200 Million pounds. Continue reading
Although some of the highlighted articles can be found containing some conceptual errors about the principles of High Pressure Processing and the science behind it, it’s generally good that innovative technologies are showcased in mainstream publications, as this can only contribute to awareness and understanding of how safer foods can be obtained, and to further educate the consumers.
So who said no glamour around high pressure processing machines? Hiperbaric even in Condé Nast publications like Wired, or even… Vanity Fair!:
Vanity Fair, the famous monthly publication about fashion, culture, arts and politics, has various times highlighted some of the benefits that HPP is bringing to the natural foods segment, and for example has published stories about our customer, BluePrint:
Also, The Huffington Post included a story about the growth and impact of the cold pressed, premium juice category on an article published last summer:
Why Your Cold-Pressed Juice Is So Expensive
Posted: 03/07/2014 7:00 am EST Updated: 03/07/2014 5:59 pm EST
Whether you’re a fan of juicing or morally opposed to it, most likely you’re at least aware of the cold-pressed juice trend — it’s pretty impossible to avoid. Cold pressed juice exploded in popularity last year. Starbucks has its own line, BluePrint Juices have practically become a household name, and in some cities like Los Angeles, it seems like there’s a juice bar on every block.
While we like drinking the occasional cold-pressed juice, as food lovers we think it’s remarkable that so many people are willing to forgo food for a juice cleanse. Equally remarkable is that cold-pressed juice has become such a hot trend despite its exorbitant price tag. Whole Foods executive global grocery coordinator Errol Schweizer feels the same way. “I have been surprised by the cleansing products and what people are willing to spend,” he told the Wall Street Journal.
So why does it cost so much? One reason is the amount of produce squeezed into one bottle. BluePrint’s Green juice, for example, boasts six pounds of produce for every 16-ounce bottle. Starbucks’ Evolution juice contains one to two pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables in their 15.2-ounce bottles, and LA-based Neighborhood Press contains three to six pounds per 16-ounce bottle. That’s a lot of produce.
Tropicana orange juice, in comparison, contains juice from 16 oranges in a 59-ounce container, which comes out to about four oranges per 16 ounces. If an average orange weighs around seven ounces, that’s roughly 1.75 pounds of oranges in a 16-ounce serving of Tropicana orange juice. Obviously comparing the weight of leafy greens to oranges is imperfect, but the point still stands: cold-pressed juice contains a whole lot of produce compared to standard juices.
Where cold-pressed juice companies advertise how many pounds of produce goes into each of their bottles, determining how many pounds of fruits or vegetables that go into “regular” juice isn’t so easy, because its simply not a selling point.
Another reason cold-pressed juice is so pricey is the pressure needed to make the juice. Cold-pressed juice companies use thousands of pounds of pressure to squeeze juice from their produce, and often then preserve the ingredients through a method called high pressure processing (or HPP). BluePrint Juice told HuffPost Taste that it uses “approximately seven tons of pressure to extract every drop of goodness from the fruits and veggies.”
Finally, with all of the A-list celebrities downing the stuff, cold-pressed juice is fashionable, and there’s no price limit on that.
So the next time you’re wondering why your cold-pressed juice costs so much, remember what went into your bottle — up to six pounds of produce and thousands of pounds of pressure.
All in all, good for the increasing legitimisation of HPP, good for the reputation of Hiperbaric as world’s leading supplier of HPP equipment, and hopefully contributes to the raise in the adoption of this amazing technique.
Hiperbaric will be ending 2014 with again a consistent growth and a record turnover in excess of 40m €.
HPP technology is the fastest growing non-thermal processing technology nowadays. It has started a revolution in the market of fresh products, specially fruit juices and other fruit products, where this revolution will be even more evident in the coming years.
This is a relatively young technology and indeed Japan was the first country to adopt and launch HPP products in the market worldwide, using prototype equipment. It happened in 1990 when the company Meidi-Ya launched its Continue reading
Spain is 506,000 km2, which means less than 5 % of the total surface of Europe (10,530,751 km2) is a small portion of the continent, and relatively low density populated country, with some 45 million inhabitants.
Nevertheless, the agrifood sector has always been to great importance in Spain. The local food industry is quite reknowned for focusing on quality and safety of its products, on being at the forefront of adoption of new technologies for food processing, and more recently and specifically, on implementation of High Pressure Processing (HPP) technology as well.
Spain is a country where tradition and modernity are combined. Traditional and home-style manufactured products are combined with innovation in packaging formats and process technologies, offering Continue reading
The Ohio State University will be supporting the 2014 International Short Course.
An exciting slate of speakers will be sharing recent advances, future research and Continue reading
At just two hours drive from Madrid (Spain) you will find Burgos. This historic city was founded in 884, during the reign of Alfonso III. Despite its age, this is a city where tradition and modernity overlap.
Burgos is surrounded by the Vena and Arlanzón rivers whose green banks in addition to the natural environment, shape a so-called ‘green ring’ which embraces the city.
The large monumental highlights are headed by St. Mary’s Cathedral, exponent of Gothic architecture declared Wold Heritage by UNESCO. The ‘Santa María la Real de las Huelgas’ Monastery and Continue reading
|The International Association of High Pressure Bioscience and Biotechnology (HPBB) was established in 1998. The HPBB conference is held as an every two year annual meeting to have fruitful discussion in most recent and exciting research in the bio-field at high pressure. Prior international conferences have been held at Kyoto (Japan, 2000), Dortmund (Germany, 2002), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil, 2004), Tsukuba (Japan, 2006), San Diego (United States, 2008) and Freising (Germany, 2010). The conference will provide scientists, technologists and students who have interests in learning or sharing advanced scientific information on high pressure applications concerning biochemistry, biophysics, biophysical chemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, food science, medicine, pharmacology, engineering and instrumentation, with opportunities to present their research as well as exchange the latest information on high-pressure bioscience and biotechnology.|
|CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, is once again hosting the international IFT/EFFoST nonthermal food processing workshop. The theme of the 2012 Workshop is Innovative Processes for Sustainable, Safe and Healthy Foods. Opportunities for nonthermal and other innovative technologies in adding value to foods and enabling the sustainable manufacture of healthier food products (such as reduced salt, fat and sugar) that benefit Australian and international markets will be highlighted. Session themes will address innovative technologies for:
• a sustainable future
• a safe supply chain
• sensory aspects, human health and nutrition
• processing and commercial development challenges.