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American Pasteurization Co. opens high-pressure processing plant in Sacramento

November 28, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Milwaukee-based American Pasteurization Co. announced Wednesday the opening of its new high-pressure processing (HPP) plant in Sacramento.

The company says the new facility will help accommodate demand for its full-service food testing, pasteurization, packaging and logistics solutions among food manufacturers across the country, and specifically those on the West Coast.

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HPP is an increasingly popular method of treating food products using pressure, as opposed to traditional methods that rely on high temperatures. It drastically improves the shelf life of fresh food products without changing taste, texture or color and eliminates the need for many preservatives, according to the company.

“Since announcing this expansion, we have received an overwhelming number of inquiries from potential customers,” said CEO Justin Segel. “The demand for high pressure processing on a tolling basis in this area has been evident. We are so pleased to have the facility up and running ahead of schedule.”