'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', says 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 organizers 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 (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.