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Gold Medal for MULTIVAC's HPP Technology

08 February 2012

GERMANY - The high pressure processing of packaged food is gaining in importance. In recent years MULTIVAC has further developed this groundbreaking technology in some crucial areas, and for this it is being awarded the International FoodTec Award 2012 at Anuga FoodTec in Cologne.

The awarding of the prize will take place on Tuesday 27 March 2012 at the Congress Center in Cologne.

"We are delighted to be awarded the Gold Medal of the International FoodTec Award 2012. The award is a fantastic recognition of our work and it shows that MULTIVAC is among the leading suppliers in the area of high pressure processing of food," said Dr Tobias Richter, who is responsible at MULTIVAC for the HPP Division.

A jury of international representatives proposed MULTIVAC's HPP technology for the first prize. The organisers of the FoodTec Award, the DLG e.V, spoke of a 'remarkable innovation' when giving their justification for the awarding of the prize.

Jointly with its partner Uhde High Pressure Technologies, MULTIVAC has significantly extended the development of the HPP process and it holds several patents in this area. For the first time the secure processing of MAP packaged food is also possible thanks to various new innovations.

In November of last year the packaging specialist from the Allgäu set up a HPP test plant at its headquarters in Wolfertschwenden for the high pressure processing of packaged food, where it supports its customers in conducting shelf life tests.

The HPP test plant is complemented by a wide range of services which MULTIVAC provides in its Application Center in Wolfertschwenden.

High pressure processing of food is also a highlight of MULTIVAC's presence at the Anuga FoodTec 2012 exhibition, located in Hall 6.1, Stand E025-D020.

High Pressure Processing (HPP) enables the shelf life and safety of food to be improved, without it being necessary to introduce heat or preservatives. On the one hand, this technology fulfills the requirements of food producers for improved shelf life and for compliance with regulations on food safety and consumer protection. On the other hand, the technology also meets the desires of consumers for natural food without preservatives and additives.

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