Navigation Links
Ultra-High Pressure Processing Eliminates Salmonella in Fresh Tomatoes
Date:6/19/2008

-US leader in Food Processing Technology offers insight to fresh food

safety-

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent Salmonella contamination in fresh tomatoes has resulted in a nationwide concern for consumers unfamiliar with food-safe processing technologies. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised that tomatoes packaged commercially via heat processing are still safe to eat. Unfortunately heat changes the flavor and texture of fresh produce and is not viable for refrigerated salsas or pico-style dip products with tomatoes.

An alternative to heat processing, featuring the same benefits -- but without the negatives -- is Ultra-High Pressure Food Processing (UHP or HPP). A leader in food safety, Fresherized Foods(TM), advises that ultra-high pressure processing (essentially a cold pasteurization process via high-pressure water) eliminates most food pathogens found in raw produce -- including fresh tomatoes. http://www.fresherizedfoods.com

Food safety experts recognize HPP globally as an effective preservation solution -- as effective as cooking or heating -- in elimination of food pathogens such as Salmonella, Listeria and E. coli.

High pressure processing eliminates Salmonella and other bacteria in about 3 minutes. Traditional processing for tomatoes takes from 10-45 minutes. The negative effects of high temperatures on fresh produce are eliminated when pressure is used, allowing HPP processed foods to retain nutrients, natural taste, texture and color. And, because the organisms causing foods to spoil have been reduced or eliminated, foods stay fresher longer.

Globally in 2006, approximately 55 companies used 91 HPP machines for food production -- 56 HPP machines are located in the Americas.

Initial testing using high pressure technology dates back to the late 1800's. Americas use of HPP began in 1997 when Fresherized Foods company founder, Don Bowden, became the first to introduce HPP technology for commercial food production. Fresherized Foods currently owns the largest HPP equipment in the world.

"HPP allows food processors to substantially reduce or eliminate the use of costly chemical preservatives that alter the flavor, while creating safe, all natural, clean-label and organic products that consumers are demanding," commented Marcia Walker, PhD Vice President Technology and Microbiology.

Globally HPP has been used in food processing since 1980's in Japan. HPP is used in other commercial and manufacturing applications.

Fresherized Foods, a manufacturer and global leader in food safety, quality and innovation, uses Ultra High Pressure Preservation (HPP) -- or Fresherization(TM) -- to create their line of fresh dip products while ensuring the highest level of food safety. http://www.fresherizedfoods.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Fresherized Foods
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Fluctuating eye pressure associated with visual field deterioration in glaucoma patients
2. Specific antagonism lowers blood pressure
3. Doctors Often Miss High Blood Pressure in Kids
4. Australian-led international study shows blood pressure drugs cut death rate in type 2 diabetes
5. Hospitals Could Improve Outcomes for Patients and Save Millions According to Hill-Rom 10th Annual Pressure Ulcer Survey
6. Uncontrolled Blood Pressure Highest Among Hispanics, Prompting New Hypertension Project in San Antonio
7. AZOR(TM) Receives FDA Approval for Treatment of High Blood Pressure
8. Memory tasks require more coordinated brain blood flow for people with high blood pressure
9. Pressure to Promote Healthier Eating to Cause Minor Growing Pains for Kids Licensed Foods and Beverages
10. High Blood Pressure & Stroke Attack was the Focus for the Third Stop of the 2007 Empowerment Tour for a Healthier Life
11. Daytime, Nighttime Blood Pressure Both Important
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published ... unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable ... less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is ... associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center ... suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant new grants to ... came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda Cheng, an ... Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including robotic Suresmile technology, ... , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. It can be ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of ... of companies that call for a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 ... wage. This will restore the lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Revolutionary technology includes multi-speaker listening ... industry leaders in advanced audiology and hearing aid technology, ... ™, the world,s first internet connected hearing aid that ...      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160622/382240 ) , ... ,world firsts,: , TwinLink™ - the first ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 The vast majority of dialysis patients ... Treatments are usually 3 times a week, with treatment ... travel time, equipment preparation and wait time.  This regimen ... for patients who are elderly and frail.  Many elderly ... rehabilitation centers for some duration of time. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  Experian Health, ... and transforming the patient payment and care ... innovative new products and services that will ... revenue cycle offerings. These award-winning solutions will ... workflows, remain compliant in an ever-changing environment ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: