Hiperbaric’s Carole Tonello Receives 2019 IFT’s Nonthermal Division Outstanding Service Award

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Award recognizes Tonello's long-standing commitment to the HPP industry.

Carole Tonello, Ph.D., Commercial and Applications Director, Hiperbaric, has received the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)’s 2019 Nonthermal Processing Division’s Outstanding Service Award.

The awards were presented at IFT19 June 2-5 in New Orleans. Tonello also spoke on HPP commercialization during the IFT Nonthermal Processing pre-conference short course.

Tonello has worked at Hiperbaric for the past 16 years, providing scientific and technological support to high pressure processing (HPP) customers. She currently leads business development and marketing departments.

Prior to Hiperbaric, Tonello worked for HPP R&D companies in France as an industrial researcher with emphasis on HPP for food. She holds a Ph.D. in food science, and is the author or co-author of more than 20 scientific articles and six book chapters on HPP food applications and equipment.

HPP is a cold pasteurization technique by which products, already sealed in its final package or in-bulk (for liquids), are introduced into a vessel and subjected to a high level of isostatic pressure (300–600 MPa/43,500-87,000 psi) transmitted by water.

HPP inactivates foodborne bacteria (e.g., E. coli, Listeria and Salmonella) present in food, extending the product’s shelf-life and guaranteeing food safety. HPP keeps the nutritional properties of food intact, because of the absence of heat treatment, and maintains product freshness throughout the shelf-life.

About Hiperbaric

Hiperbaric is the world’s leading manufacturer of High Pressure Processing (HPP) equipment for the food industry.

Since 1999, Hiperbaric has been involved in the design, technology, production and commercialization of HPP equipment. The company is known for its reliability, customer support, teamwork and continuous innovation through its R&D efforts.

Hundreds of companies worldwide use Hiperbaric machines for processing meat, fish and seafood, fruit and vegetables, juices and other beverages, dairy, and read-to-eat meals.

Headquartered in Spain, the company’s North American operations are in Miami. Fore more information, visit http://www.hiperbaric.com.

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