Universal Pasteurization, the world’s largest High-Pressure Processing (HPP) service provider, announced that it will host the first dedicated HPP Summit. Intended to be an annual event, the summit is focused on educating the food and beverage industry on the manufacturer, retailer and consumer benefits of the use of High Pressure Processing including food safety, dramatic shelf life extension and enablement of cleaner label products.

The event will be held October 3 – 5, 2016 at the University of Nebraska Innovation Campus and will feature food and beverage industry veterans in food science, food safety, regulatory, marketing and retailing as they present the latest innovations in HPP applications and how to successfully develop, brand and launch HPP products.

Presenters and panelists consist of industry leaders including representatives from Evolution Fresh/Starbucks, Hormel, and Subway as well as others to be named.

“We feel the time is right for a dedicated annual HPP event,” states Mark Duffy, CEO of Universal Pasteurization and Universal Cold Storage LLC. “Because of its significant benefits, HPP has evolved to a mainstream technology in use across the RTC and RTE meats industry and has been the technology catalyst for the cold press juice industry. We also feel we are still in the early stages of the positive and sustainable benefits HPP enables. The HPP Summit will help educate attendees on the food safety and economic benefits of HPP while also enabling faster HPP product time to market through networking connections made and resources identified. As the largest HPP service provider, we are privileged to serve the food and beverage industries by being the inaugural host of such an important event.”

In addition to presentations and panels, attendees will be able to participate in tours of the University of Nebraska’s Food Innovation Center, a new 178,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility. Some of the services offered at UNL’s food processing center include pilot plant, product & process development, sensory analysis and other laboratory services. Summit attendees will also have the opportunity to tour Universal Pasteurization’s Lincoln, Nebraska HPP center of excellence and the Universal Cold Storage facility which provides vital pre-HPP and post-HPP value-added services.

To learn more about the 2016 HPP Summit please visit www.universalpasteurization.com/2016HPPsummit.

Source: Universal Pasteurization Co. LLC