High pressure processing of ready meals
Raw materials used in preparing Ready Meals can have a high load of spoilage microorganisms, as well as foodborne pathogens. In the final packaged state, HPP will inactivate these pathogens and significantly reduce the levels of spoilage microflora.
Time compressed consumers, nursing homes, food commissaries and even restaurants are using RTE meals. HPP provides the needed refrigerated shelf-life so that products do not have to be frozen for distribution – ensuring better quality attributes.
Benefits of HPP in ready meals industry
HPP pre-cooked meals that only need reheating to serve is very cost effective, provides the shelf-life, food safety and better nutrition that are in high demand.