We’re excited to collaborate with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and bring together leading pet food processing experts to discuss the latest advances in HPP and freeze-drying. We expect the raw pet food segment to continue growing and HPP is the key to meeting safety and nutrition.
MIAMI (PRWEB) January 19, 2023
Hiperbaric, the global leader in High Pressure Processing (HPP) technology, has partnered with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, to host the “High Pressure Processing and Freeze Drying of Raw Pet Foods and Treats Workshop", March 15-16, at the Nebraska Innovation Campus, Food Innovation Center.
HPP is often used in raw and freeze-dried pet food because it allows manufacturers to create safe raw pet food by controlling pathogens prevalent in raw meats and fresh produce like Salmonella and Listeria.
After HPP, many raw pet food products undergo freeze-drying, a process by which water is removed from a food product by sublimation. The goal of freeze drying is to reduce the water activity of the pet food product to a level that does not support microbial growth and minimizes chemical changes and physical deterioration, even when the product is stored at room temperature for 6 months to 2 years.
The introductory and hands-on workshop will allow participants to interact with industry experts and university researchers and learn about HPP, freeze drying, water activity, product shelf-life, food safety regulations, market trends, and best practices. The workshop combines lectures, pilot plant demonstrations, and visits to HPP and freeze-drying co-manufacturing facilities near Lincoln, Nebraska.
The workshop is geared towards product developers who want to learn more about best practices of using HPP and freeze-drying technology in pet food manufacturing, or food industry professionals with the goal of expanding their HPP and freeze-drying knowledge base.
The two-day raw pet food workshop will focus on the following topics:
- Pet Food Processing: Trends and Innovations
- HPP Equipment, Operation and Process Variables
- Freeze Drying Equipment, Operation and Process Variables
- Microbial Food Safety, Validation and Product Shelf-Life Extension
- Packaging Considerations with HPP and Freeze Dried Pet Foods
- Working with Co-Manufacturers in Recipe Development, Raw Meat Processing, High Pressure Processing, Freeze-Drying, and Packaging Solutions
The workshop fee is $450 per person, which includes a digital badge for workshop completion, access to the workshop materials for up to six months after conclusion, meals and break refreshments, campus parking, and participation in the Networking Social. Due to the hands-on activities and demonstrations in the pilot plant, seats in the workshop are limited, and early registration is encouraged.
Roberto Peregrina, Hiperbaric USA Director, said, “We’re excited to collaborate with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and bring together leading pet food processing experts to discuss the latest advances in HPP and freeze-drying. We expect the raw pet food segment to continue growing and HPP is the key to meeting safety and nutrition”.
Dr. Grace Danao, UNL Research Assistant Professor, added, “The UNL Food Processing Center is pleased to offer a workshop to pet food manufacturers and entrepreneurs interested in learning more about HPP and freeze-drying technologies to produce high-quality, safe raw pet foods and treats.”
Registration is available at https://fpc.unl.edu/petfoodconference.
Hiperbaric is the world’s leading supplier of high pressure processing (HPP) equipment for the food industry.
Since its inception in 1999, Hiperbaric has designed, developed, produced, and marketed the best high pressure processing equipment internationally. The company is recognized for its reliability, customer support, teamwork, and continuous effort in R&D.
Hundreds of companies worldwide use Hiperbaric equipment for the processing of juices and beverages, meat, fish and shellfish, fruits and vegetables, dairy and prepared dishes. A highly versatile technology, HPP can be applied to a wide range of foods.
With world headquarters in Spain, the company also has an office in Miami to serve its North American market. For more information, visit: http://www.hiperbaric.com.
About UNL Food Processing Center
Established in 1983, the Food Processing Center is a multi-disciplinary resource that offers technical and business development services under one roof. This combination is rare in the food industry, which enables the organization to meet the needs of its diverse clients including manufacturers, entrepreneurs, suppliers, distributors, associations, retailers, and food service providers.
The role of The Food Processing Center is to enhance value throughout the process, from idea through ongoing market support.
The Food Processing Center is equipped to work with products in every major food group including grains and oilseeds, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, meat, and poultry. Depending on customer needs, it can provide a stand-alone service or a fully integrated package of technical and business development support.
The Food Processing Center offers a unique combination of technical and business development services to reflect the nature of the food industry accurately. Food is both a science and a business, and it understands the dynamic relationship between these two different, yet interconnected worlds. For more information, visit: https://fpc.unl.edu/