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Pet Food Processing / Pet Food News / Pet Food Safety
on March 24, 2011

Universal Pasteurization Co. to host high pressure processing workshop

May workshop will be held in UPC's recently-opened Lincoln, Nebraska, USA facility

Universal Pasteurization Co. recently opened in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, and will hold a day-long workshop here on May 10 to introduce its high pressure processing capabilities.

The company says Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman will make an appearance at the workshop to mark the expansion of this home-grown small business, established by the founders of Universal Cold Storage.

Avure Technologies provided UPC with a 350-liter HPP system in early 2011. UPC's first customer was petfood manufacturer Nature’s Variety.

“High pressure processing is a proven means of extending shelf-life and eliminating pathogen growth, the two things that matter most to processors, whether they make macaroni and cheese or meatballs,” said Jeff Barnard, UPC business manager. “In fact, as soon as we saw the February announcement that a processor using HPP had doubled the shelf-life of fresh ground beef patties, we decided to order a second Avure 350L system, which will be installed in May.”

Those interested in attending UPC's workshop should contact Barnard at +1.402.419.2161 or email jeff@ucsne.com.

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