Contact: Melinda Skutnick | Lyerly Agency 704-525-3937 ext. 125 [email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aseptia offers shelf-stable, efficiently packaged food for government and military Company’s innovative, aseptic preservation technology producing superior food products RALEIGH, N.C. – (4/13/2015) From mashed potatoes to salsa and applesauce, Aseptia has perfected its fresh formula for an innovative, aseptic process in food preservation. Today, the Raleigh-based company extends its award-winning technology, processing and packaging capabilities to the government and its military dining as they seek new, safe, quality food service measures. “The food industry and consumers have long relied on preservation techniques that inevitably jeopardize food quality,” said Aseptia President and CEO David Clark. “A bulky can, inconvenient refrigeration or the use of additives, all of these outdated processes damage fresh flavor and strip food of valuable nutrients.” He added, “Aseptia has harnessed microwave technology to create improved products that retain these crucial characteristics. We’re processing and packaging a variety of food with an extended shelf life of 12 months or more without the use of preservatives. We’re also creating strategic alliances to ensure the most efficient, effective packaging possible for every food product. It’s a win-win for companies and consumers, and a considerable accomplishment for presentation to our government.” Calling the technology “game-changing,” Clark noted that Aseptia’s capabilities are proving beneficial for multiple food-industry facets, including food service for the coveted military sector. A shelf-life evaluation concluded in 2014 by the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) studied multiple Aseptia vegetable blends and the effects of storage conditions on the aseptically processed food. Results indicated excellent quality and shelf-stability for the five tested items under rigorous heat over several weeks, manipulated to simulate years of storage at a potential 80 degrees. The company boasts additional benefits to its food possibilities. Flexible packaging provides a logistical space saver in commissaries, thus a potential replacement for cans across military kitchens. Aseptia’s high-quality products also boast nutrient retention and the ability to maintain the food’s aroma and natural flavor in addition to its expanded shelf life within alliance partner Sealed Air’s flexible packaging. As the patented AseptiWave™ technology – advanced, volumetric heating methods developed in conjunction with a team at North Carolina State University – continues its introduction to the food market, demonstrating its vast food abilities, company leadership will display product examples and information alongside Sealed Air at R&DA’s 69th Annual Spring Meeting & Exhibition, April 13-16, in Williamsburg, Va. Aseptia will highlight three shelf stable products – mashed potatoes, salsa and applesauce – at the event. Clark added, “Aseptia’s technology in alignment with Sealed Air has vast potential for the government and its military branches. We’re poised to present our products to this audience as well as other attendees and share our years of research and development toward these superior food products.” ### About Aseptia Aseptia is a state-of-the-art food technology company, founded in 2006. Partnered with North Carolina State University and its team of scientists, Aseptia developed ground-breaking U.S. technology, which enables the preservation of food products that maintain freshness, flavors, nutrients and superior taste without the use of additives or the need for refrigeration. For this patented technology, Aseptia and N.C. State received a variety of accolades and recognition, including acknowledgment by the FDA. The progressive Aseptia brand is built on innovation, safety and quality in the technology utilized for packaged food. For more information, visit www.aseptia.com.
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