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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. 

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.

News & events
News & events
A low-energy formula for safeguarding food

Highly resistant fresh food, preserved for months at the room temperature, may look as a picture cut from a science fiction scenario. However, this goal could be achieved, as the results of the ongoing studies are encouraging

News & events
News & events

April 25th 2016

Meet us at the Alimentara (25th - 28th April 2016) in Barcelona (with

Meet us at the Alimentara (25th -  28th April 2016) in Barcelona

News & events
News & events

February 24th 2016

Food dangers on our 'global' table

Global fight against food poisoning and the requirement for high quality products push European scientists into developing new technologies in food processing

News & events
News & events

November 11th 2015

Heat and high pressure: new technique to process food

Researchers are investigating how to improve a century old technology of processing food. Could this method result in safer food products with better characteristics and an extended shelf life?

News & events
News & events

June 30th 2015

The Hipster website is officially online

Today, the website www.hipster-project.eu has gone officially online. In this news section, we will publish the latest developments of the HIPSTER project and other related news to innovative food processing technologies.