DANVERS, Mass. — Fresh Advantage, located at 18 Electronics Avenue, will be opening for business on July 21, 2014. The company has over 100 years of experience in the manufacturing business and will now be offering High Pressure Processing (HPP) to food and beverage companies. The new facility, which has just undergone extensive renovation, offers 30,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art cooler space, in addition to its manufacturing area. The new facility is located on Route 1 with great access to all area highways, with plans to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to better serve our customers.
In addition to offering HPP to companies, Fresh Advantage will also offer customer product pickup, the capacity to thaw any frozen products, post-HPP packaging options, product delivery options, and advanced lot tracking and scanning.
About High Pressure Processing
High Pressure Processing (HPP) is a method of non-thermal food processing where food and beverages are subjected to elevated pressures of up to 87,000 pounds per square inch. This pressure, applied uniformly around and throughout the product, helps to disrupt the cellular activity of bacteria and food-borne pathogens. Because HPP does not apply or use heat, it eliminates any thermal degradation of the product that may occur through other conventional processing methods, such as pasteurization, making it especially beneficial for heat-sensitive products. As such, HPP retains food and beverage quality, maintains natural freshness, and extends microbiological shelf life.
About Fresh Advantage
Founded in 2014, Fresh Advantage is a family business formed to provide HPP services to food and beverage processors. Although Fresh Advantage is new, our management and production teams stem from a fourth generation, state-of-the-art food processing company that was established 100 years ago, in 1914. With that lineage comes extensive knowledge of manufacturing, quality control, warehousing, trucking, sales, and distribution that gives us an edge over many other HPP companies.
According to Tim Demakes, VP of Sales and Operations at Fresh Advantage, “We fully intend to leverage our experience with our HAACP and Safe Quality Foods (SQF) certifications to bring a high level of QA and QC assistance to our future customers. We are ever mindful of the fact that no matter what type of food Fresh Advantage processes (be it meat, seafood, salads, soups, beverages, or anything else), it must be handled with the utmost of care. This includes lot tracking, full documentation of each batch processed, straight-through receiving, processing, packaging, and shipping. We want to partner with our customers to enhance their product quality and shelf life, and to provide all the assistance we can to help their success in their respective marketplaces.”
For more information about Fresh Advantage, please visit www.fresherpressure.com.