Plastic Packaging for High Pressure Processing: Process requirements and suitability for extended shelf life (ESL) and shelf stable low acid foods (LAF)

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Plastic Packaging for High Pressure Processing:
Process requirements and suitability for extended shelf life (ESL) and shelf stable low acid foods (LAF)
Presenter: Dr. Tatiana Koutchma[bio]
Description: High-pressure processing (HPP) of foods is a fast emerging technology applied for safety assurance, shelf-life extension, and better quality and nutrient preservation. Batch HPP has been successfully implemented in food industry mainly for RTE meals and requires in-container pre-packaged products. During HPP foods decrease in volume in a way that packaging must be able to accommodate up to 19 % reduction and return to its original size without loosing critical integrity parameters. Additionally, in HPP sterilization process of low-acid foods (LAF), packaging has also to withstand impact of high temperature up to 121oC combined with compression by ultra high pressure. The integrity of flexible packages during HPP process is of critical importance to the safety and shelf life of food products.This iClass aims to review HPP process requirements for plastic packaging to provide safety of shelf-stable and extended shelf-life foods during treatment and storage. The commercially available packages and materials that were used in a variety of industrial applications and pilot testing as well as their suitability for HPP process will be discussed.
Learning Objectives: -Learn about 6 novel technologies that use pressure-Learn about HPP effects that need to be considered to make a right selection of plastic packaging-Packaging requirements for HPP products treated at high and low temperatures

-Antimicrobial packaging for HPP

-Learn about testing approaches for evaluation of HPP effects on packaging materials and regulatory requirements

Intended Audience:
-Food Safety Specialists
-Food Engineers
-HACCP coordinators
-QA managers
-Food Product Developers
-Food Technologists
-Graduate Students