Millard launches High-Pressure Processing
May 13, 2011
by Meat&Poultry Staff
OMAHA, Neb. – Millard, a leading third-party provider of refrigerated and frozen warehousing services in the US, is offering High Pressure Processing (HPP) at its Allentown, Pa., facility. Although HPP has been in existence for many years, Millard claims to be the first company in the cold storage industry to offer this food-safety intervention to its customers. The HPP technology at Millard is supplied by NC Hyperbaric (www.ncyhperbaric.com
HPP is a post-packaging, non-thermal pasteurization method of killing microorganisms. Using elevated hydrostatic pressure of up to 87,000 psi, HPP drastically reduces overall microbiological contaminant flora and pathogens, such as Listeria
, lactic acid bacteria, yeast and mold. Bacteria can rapidly spoil high-protein food, such as beef, poultry, fish, shellfish, milk and other dairy products.
HPP helps processors retain food quality, nutritional value and natural freshness while extending product shelf-life as much as three to four times. As a result, manufacturers can extend run times in production, thus reducing changeover and clean up. This process also allows manufacturers to reduce or eliminate additives and preservatives to provide a clean label that the government, retailers and consumers desire.
Launching HPP creates a “Batch Process”, meaning Millard offers the storage and temperatures needed, currently handles a majority of the product which HPP benefits and has the logistic capabilities with pool consolidation programs, which will eliminate additional or unnecessary transportation costs. The value proposition stretches across many markets that include manufacturers, retailers and restaurants. Whether processors desire to reduce waste levels, sodium content and labor costs, or improve productivity, taste and food safety, HPP can be a part of the solution.
To view a demonstration video of Millard’s HPP video click here: www.MillardRef.com/HPP
Millard is the second-largest refrigerated warehouse and distribution company in the US. In addition to cold-storage warehousing and HPP, Millard also provides clients with a wide variety of other value-added services, including transportation, logistics support and import/export assistance.