Mérieux NutriSciences Announces HPP Validation Capability

Posted Mar 17, 2020

Mérieux NutriSciences North America is pleased to announce the addition of High-Pressure Processing (HPP) to a broad range of Process Validation capabilities. A leader in the Food Testing industry, Mérieux NutriSciences has been validating thermal and non-thermal processes in production plants for more than 20 years. Collaborating with Hiperbaric, the worldwide leader and manufacturer of HPP equipment, Mérieux NutriSciences is able to expand these services to HPP with alignment to manufacturing trends toward novel processing technologies and consumer preferences for fresher, minimally processed and preservative-free food. 

HPP is a non-thermal processing technique, which applies extremely high pressure to inactivate microorganisms. Products that cannot be thermally processed are now treated by HPP to achieve the quality and safety objectives while retaining the freshness and organoleptic properties. This technology is becoming widely used as an alternative to traditional heat pasteurization to ensure food safety by inactivation foodborne pathogens such as Escherichia coli, Listeria, Salmonella, Vibrio, Norovirus. HPP is applied in the final package, which eliminates the risk of post-process contamination. With its team of food safety and quality experts, Mérieux NutriSciences is helping food manufacturers validate the efficacy of HPP to meet regulatory requirements and validating shelf life extension, clean label and safety claims in treated products.

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Mérieux NutriSciences is a leading global food safety and quality partner — offering chemistry and microbiology testing, labeling, auditing, consulting, sensory testing, customized training, research services, and digital solutions to the food and nutrition industry. Focused on customer excellence, we protect consumers’ health through nutritional research, scientific excellence, and innovation. We customize our services to meet the needs of individual manufacturers, food processors, caterers, restaurants, and retailers. Headquartered in Chicago, Mérieux NutriSciences has grown from a single laboratory to have a global presence. Present in 26 countries, Mérieux NutriSciences employs 7,000 people worldwide working in just over 100 laboratories.