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Objectives and results
Results
Objectives and results

High pressure and temperature (HPT) processing is a candidate technology to obtain food products with high quality and extended shelf life. This novel technology, which has been validated at small scale, has also shown potential to reduce energy and water consumption, operation costs and to improve the sustainability of  both  production  process  and  the  food  chain.  However, this promising technology is not currently implemented at industrial level due to several technical, legal and market barriers which have so far hindered its scale-up. 

The overall objective of the HIPSTER project is to develop and demonstrate fit for use knowledge, tools and industrial equipments in order to effectively implement this milder processing technology in the food industry.

About the project
About
About the project

Among innovative food processing technologies, High Hydrostatic Pressure in combination with Temperature (HPT) has been proven at research level to obtain safer, high quality food products with an extended shelf life, both for chilled and shelf stable products.

Although it is accepted that HPT can help to retain the fresh-like characteristics of foods better than conventional and other novel treatments, it has not yet been scaled-up and fully implemented into the food industry.

Nine European partners will work together for the coming 30 months (until August 2017) on these challenges, to implement HPT in the food industry on an industrial scale. 

News & events
News & events

November 17th 2017

Workshop for food industries organized by CNTA and Metronics, Pamplona, Spain

Participants will get an overview of the results of the HIPSTER project, looking at food safety and food quality of HPT treated food, and the legal and technological challenges. 

News & events
News & events

November 15th 2017

Presentation of HIPSTER results during 31st EFFoST International Conference, Sitges Spain.

This conference focuses on Food Science and Technology Challenges for the 21st Century.

News & events
News & events

November 7th 2017

6th European Conference of IFPTS, Seville (Spain)

David Millan from CNTA will participate in the conference of the Institute for Thermal Processing Specialities  IFTPS and report on the results of the impact of HPT in food quality.