APC collaborates with food manufacturers to guide them through the entire process of applying HPP to their products, from the concept phase through commercialization. Making the utilization of HPP as seamless and cost effective as possible is APC’s principle goal. APC is the only company of its kind in the U.S. that is able to provide the entire range of services necessary to apply HPP to foods and beverages.
It is important for manufacturers considering using HPP technology to understand that applying HPP to their products is a process. There are scientific, logistic and packaging questions that need to be addressed, and APC can guide manufacturers through each step of this process.
The first test that must be administered in the HPP process is an organoleptic test. This test determines whether and how HPP changes the taste/flavor profile of a product. APC, partnering with the National Food Lab
(NFL), can assist with formulation issues to overcome potential roadblocks. Once it is determined that the product (post HPP) is acceptable organoleptically, there are 5 general areas that need to be addressed: