Aurora Products Announces Partnership With Neo-Pure For A Validated, Organic, Non-Thermal Pasteurization Solution

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In recognizing the need for safe foods via pasteurization of nuts, Aurora Products announces partnership with Neo-Pure for an organic, non-thermal Solution.

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“Aurora was founded on a commitment to provide the highest quality, freshest, all natural and organic products and in Agri-Neo we have found a perfect partner,” said Stephanie Blackwell, Founder and President of Aurora Products

In today’s market, pasteurization of nuts is a necessity in assuring a pathogen free product for the consumer. Recognizing this need, Aurora Products announces its partnership with Agri-Neo, a Food safety technology company that has developed a new non-thermal pasteurization system using an organic liquid solution derived by plants. This system is called Neo-Pure. Upon treatment, food remains “truly raw” with no destructive nutritional impact. Aurora Products will utilize the Neo-Pure system on its full range of nut and seed products, including cashews, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, and flax seeds. In addition, Aurora plans to offer Neo-Pure as a service to the industry to mitigate food safety risk and meet Food Safety Modernization Act (“FSMA”) requirements.

“Aurora was founded on a commitment to provide the highest quality, freshest, all natural and organic products and in Agri-Neo we have found a perfect partner,” said Stephanie Blackwell, Founder and President of Aurora Products. Neo-Pure helps to minimize the risk of pathogens and unwanted microbes in seeds and nuts. Derived from plants, the solution denatures bacterial and fungal cell membranes and DNA on the surface and inside crevices of food, then biodegrades completely into water. Neo-Pure is certified organic to US NOP and Canadian COR standards. With U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approvals, Neo-Pure provides the industry with a validated 5-log reduction for a number of seeds, grains, and nuts, which complies with the preventative controls requirements under FSMA.

“We are excited to be working with the team at Aurora, established leader in the premium all-natural segment of the market,” said Agri-Neo President and COO Rob Wong. “As consumers continue to move toward heathier, organic, raw and natural foods, Neo-Pure is uniquely positioned to meet the food safety requirements of these ready-to-eat products. The organic, non-thermal attributes of the Neo-Pure system, and its ability to address the risk of pathogens without impacting taste or nutritional value of the product provides a clear differentiator for our food processor, ingredient supplier, co-packer and distribution customers.”

About Aurora Products
Aurora Products, located in Orange, Connecticut, packages only the highest quality and freshest All Natural and Organic dried fruits, nuts, trail mixes, salad toppings, and granolas. Established in 1998, Aurora is a leader in offering only the best top-quality products to stores throughout the nation. The Company makes its own trail mixes, roasts and seasons its own nuts, and packages products in a variety of sizes. All items are genuinely All Natural and/or Organic. Aurora strives to maintain its superior status for Safe Quality Foods (SQF) and is awarded SQF 2000 Level 2 Certification on an annual basis. Aurora’s certification provides assurance that all of its products provide consumers with food that is safe to buy and eat. For more information about Aurora Products, Inc., visit http://www.auroranatural.com.

About Agri-Neo
Agri-Neo’s mission is to help safely feed the world. The vision of the company and its founders is to set new food safety standards, starting with Neo-Pure for nuts, seeds, grains and sprouts. Since 2009, Agri-Neo has invested significant resources from private investors and grants in research on food safety science performed by chemists, microbiologists and engineers. For more information, visit http://www.agri-neo.com.

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