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'Breakthrough' pasteurization technology for chilled ready meals
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'Breakthrough' pasteurization technology for chilled ready meals

At Anuga FoodTec, Hakan Pettersson, managing director of MicVac, describes what he calls a “breakthrough innovation technology” for chilled ready meals. The MicVac process allows raw or partially pre-cooked ingredients to be microwave-pasteurized in-pack. The process is said to allow for greater product quality, color, taste, texture, vitamin content, and shelf life.
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Nature’s Variety’s Instinct Raw Frozen Diet, which includes this 4-lb carton of chicken patties.
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HPP ensures safety of raw pet-food brand

High-pressure pasteurization partnership ensures safety of Nature’s Variety’s raw pet food, while catalyzing booming value-added business for cold storage provider.
Bebo soup
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Thermoformed 'pot' extends shelf life for soup

Délices de la Mer’s “on-the-go” soup uses PP/EVOH/PP structure to gain 12-month shelf life in French retail market.
FPA Gold Winner for Environmental & Sustainability Achievement.
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Breakthrough in meat packaging

Vacuum-packaged fresh red meat shipped refrigerated in corrugated cases has long been viewed as an eminently sensible case-ready packaging format.
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MicVac: Chilled microwave-ready meals packaging

Mic-vac’s pasteurized, vacuum-packed, chilled microwave-ready meals stay fresh for approximately 30 days in 8°C without additives.
Gas injection process is central to the Micropast technology.
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New technology for pasteurization

The DLG German Agricultural Society (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft) will present a Gold medal to a novel technology for in-pack pasteurization at the upcoming International FoodTec award ceremony.
Vacuum skin-packaged meat that stays red.
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Breakthrough in meat packaging

H.E.B.'s Texas Beef brand capitalizes on a new technology that allows fresh red meat to 'bloom' under vacuum skin-packaging conditions.
OFF THE SHELF: Chalk-based aseptic pouch for milk
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OFF THE SHELF: Chalk-based aseptic pouch for milk

Huishan Dairy of China is the first to use this unique, chalk-based pouch for single-serve aseptic packaging format. Editor Pat Reynolds takes a look at the Air Aseptic.
In Finland, Marli brand has positioned its Glögi punch drinks in aseptic cartons
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Warming winter drinks are convenient in aseptic cartons

New preservative-free European specialty beverages, such as punches, mulled wines, and juices, are packaged in aseptic cartons that offer product protection without refrigeration.
Food, beverage, and pharma liquid aseptic f/f/s machine with closure applicator
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Food, beverage, and pharma liquid aseptic f/f/s machine with closure applicator

Video from Fres-Co shows FDA-validatable FSU1000 form/fill/seal machine for liquid food, beverage and pharma applications. Video shows automated fitment applicator for applying closures. Includes demonstration of clean-in-place/sterilize-in-place capabilities.
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