As a pioneering food tech company, Micvac contributes to a more sustainable society through its innovative system for healthy and environmentally conscious meals. The company has developed a chilled ready-meal system that utilises in-pack cooking and pasteurisation in one continuous process. Key to this process are the Micvac microwave tunnel as well as Micvac’s patented packaging components: the Micvac valve, tray, and specially designed film. This system enables delicious chilled ready meals to be produced that reduce food waste and have high levels of food safety, greater cost efficiency and significant energy savings all along the value chain.
Micvac’s system has just been recognized and awarded with the SACCNY-Deloitte Green Award 2018. During the Sustainology Summit, every year the SACCNY-Deloitte Green Award is presented to a Swedish company that offers a breakthrough “green” solution or technology. The key is that the winning company demonstrates a vision to drive sustainability in the food chain and has developed a product or service that has a strong likelihood to revolutionize the food industry on a global level. The jury, consisting of thought leaders, venture capitalists and academics specialized in the field, selected Micvac as the winner with the following motivation:
“In recognition of Micvac’s food packaging method,” says Andreas Marcetic, Partner, Deloitte AB, “Micvac has created a great contribution to decreasing the amount of synthetic preservatives being used in ready meals, as well as prolonging their shelf life, leading to a healthier and more sustainable environment.” The Micvac method enables shelf life of up to sixty days without preservatives, compared to the typical five-day shelf life for other chilled ready meals. This extended shelf life reduces spoilage in stores and at home while at the same time keeping food fresh and tasty.
Furthermore, the method itself is very energy efficient. Less precooking and less cooking of food in automatic cookers or large-scale industrial appliances leads to savings in energy and resources. Moreover, Micvac packages are extremely compact which in turn leads to energy savings during transport.
“This award is a true milestone in the history and development of Micvac.” Adds Michael Bogdanski, CEO of Micvac. “We have created the only truly innovative system that creates high quality sustainable chilled ready meals. All others either have very short shelf life with high spoilage rates or are preserved in some way that degrades food quality or includes unwanted additives. We are delighted and honored to receive this prestigious award and look forward to continuing our work to further expand the adoption of the innovative Micvac system.”
With their Sustainology program the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, New York strives to bring attention to one of the most pressing issues of our time: sustainability in the food chain. By providing an arena for industry leaders, investors and innovators to create new partnerships in the food tech realm and awarding an especially forward-thinking company, they hope to encourage sustainable solutions to come to life.