915 Labs, which offers a new, healthier way to process and package food, announced today that it has taken significant steps toward the company’s goal of improving the way food is processed and distributed around the globe.
Moses A. Mogana has joined 915 Labs as Director of Process Innovation, expanding the company’s technical expertise in next generation food processing technology.
The Australian government has announced a $7.2 million investment into improving food processing technology using the microwave processing systems sold by 915 Labs, beginning with a pilot-scale plant to be placed in the Defence Food and Nutrition Centre in Scottsdale, Tasmania.
Marcia Walker, Ph.D., an innovative food professional with extensive product development experience, has joined 915 Labs as Director of Food Innovation.
Anthony R. Knoerzer, a senior food R&D executive and innovator, has joined 915 Labs as Vice President for Customer Success.
Lora N. Spizzirri, a research and development executive with significant experience in the food and beverage industry, has joined 915 Labs as Vice President for Packaging Solutions.
Microwave System to Put First-of-its-Kind Packaged Foods with Exceptional Quality, Better Nutrition and Dramatically Lower Salt Content on Store Shelves
915 Labs, a leader in natural food processing and packaging technology, introduced today its new Microwave Assisted Thermal Sterilization system, or MATS™, a transformative technology that will help meet the growing consumer demand for high-quality, natural and additive-free packaged food.
In the News
Amazon has been signaling its interest to enter the food industry. Recently, 915 Labs, which manufacturers microwave assisted thermal sterilization equipment, announced it created signature dishes, including macaroni and cheese and an egg frittata, to launch in partnership with Amazon and a food company on the Amazon Exclusive platform.
A seismic shift in consumer attitudes toward food and beverages is happening. No longer are food and drink judged on taste alone; instead, people want to know how nutritious they are, how they are going to make them feel and what ingredients they contain.
INSTITUTE OF FOOD TECHNOLOGISTS
Food retailers, manufacturers, and producers are enacting clean label guidelines. The term “clean label” is not uniformly defined, but it usually implies that there are no added artificial preservatives, flavors, colors, binding agents, and often, other specific ingredients.
FOOD QUALITY NEWS
Massey University is mulling the creation of a centre based around a novel food processing technology. The university in New Zealand hosted 915 Labs, which has commercialised the product and holds the exclusive worldwide license, at a workshop last week.
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS
Massey University researchers are investigating whether establishing an Innovation Centre focused on a novel food processing technology could transform New Zealand’s food industry.
Outsourcing some product development and R&D projects offers added flexibility, saves time and money and frees processors to work on other important tasks.
Today's canning equipment is designed to get thermal products just right.
THE CITY WIRE
Denver-based startup Solve For Food plans to raise $6 million among Arkansas investors to construct a food innovation center that uses 915 Labs’ patented technology to help food companies reduce salt and additives required by standard food processing.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
Consumer demand for safe, high quality, additive-free packaged foods is on the rise. Washington State University is advancing toward meeting this demand thanks to two recent investments in innovative food processing technology based on microwave energy.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE MINISTERS
Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, today announced the Government will invest $7.2 million in an innovative new food processing technology which will be used to produce high-quality combat rations.
HUNGER FREE COLORADO
Hunger Free Colorado, the state’s leading anti-hunger organization, is honored to announce the addition of five new members to their board of directors. The newly-appointed members assist in both policy and overall strategy development for the organization.
REFRIGERATED & FROZEN FOOD
David Behringer, an award-winning food innovator, research and development executive and certified professional chef, joined as chief technology officer, responsible for technology development, product applications, engineering and the company's packaging program.
WHOLE FOODS MAGAZINE
Canned and jarred goods might be a staple in our pantries and lives now, but emerging technology may soon alter the way we preserve our food. The technology in question is Microwave Assisted Thermal Sterilization (MATS) from 915 Labs, a new approach to shelf-stable food which is clean-eating friendly.
Food Technology is a branch of food science that deals with the production processes that make foods. We track hundreds of SMEs and startups innovating in food technology, so decided to take a closer look at the most exciting new startups in food technology.
The latest brand owner packaging initiatives, as well as emerging technologies, will be presented at The Packaging Conference 2016, February 8-10, Green Valley Ranch, Henderson NV.
For 30 years, the New Hampshire Food Bank has helped the poor, each day witnessing the struggles of families trying to make ends meet. . . .When production begins in about six months, the nonprofit will become the first food bank in the Northeast — and only the second in the country — to operate its own food-processing plant.
Thin wall packaging can be used in a wide range of applications. The ambient long-life food sector positioning is challenged with consumer concerns about quality in comparison with the chilled and/or frozen variants. Canned meals are perceived as inferior quality, less fresh and less authentic products.
Scientists at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC, are investigating high-barrier, non-foil materials, which have the potential to be lighter in weight, less expensive, and more environmentally friendly than foil-based packaging.
A leading full-service contract manufacturing partner for CPG and private label brands and key supplier of group feeding rations to the U.S. military has announced its microwave-assisted thermal sterilization (MATS) Research and Development Center is now a fully-functional, semi-continuous test facility.
THE BETTER WORLD PROJECT
After decades of food trends and practices have made the American diet less nutritious and overly dependent on processed foods, a refreshing new movement is afoot: clean eating.
The development of a microwave sterilisation system could help manufacturers meet the growing consumer demand for high-quality, natural and additive-free packaged food.
For about 100 years, processing food has been done by the retort process, sealing the food in a can or a pouch and placing it in a pressurized cooker with temperatures around 250 degrees Fahrenheit or higher for about an hour so.
This process sterilizes the food, but also tends to destroy any nutrients as well. MATS process may address that issue.
Microwave Assisted Thermal Sterilization improves on retorting by minimizing time-temperature requirements to produce healthier foods and cleaner labels. We interview a company principal about packaging options and requirements for MATS.
The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) will investigate the use of a new processing technology to produce high-quality, long-life, shelf-stable foods for Defence ration packs.
Cold pasteurization may be a regulatory non-starter, but kinder, gentler treatments are being commercialized, providing processors alternatives to conventional thermal treatments.
Tasmania is set to adopt new technology to make and export high-quality ready-meals, to add value to local produce such as beef, salmon, fruit and vegetables. The University of Tasmania’s Centre for Food Innovation, headed by Professor Roger Stanley, is looking to import a new food processing technology known as MATS.
FOOD PRODUCTION DAILY
A developer of microwave food sterilization technology has rolled out its first commercial system after 15 years in development.