HPP & Pathogen Control

Questions regarding High Pressure Processing (HPP), Testing, and Holding

Does High-Pressure Processing affect the food's naturally occurring enzymes?
No, High-Pressure Processing (HPP) causes little to no effect on the food’s naturally occurring enzymes. Food enzymes are very resistant to pressure and req...
Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 at 9:08 AM
How does HPP affect pathogenic bacteria in raw foods?
High-Pressure Processing (HPP) affects only the cell level. Pathogenic bacteria, including Salmonella, E. coli 0157:H7, and Listeria Monocytogenes are singl...
Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 at 9:15 AM
Which Primal Pet Foods products utilize HPP?
Primal will be implementing High-Pressure Processing (HPP) into our product line beginning the week of June 6th, 2011 for poultry products only. Poultry pro...
Tue, 11 Sep, 2018 at 3:09 PM
Why has Primal Pet Foods chosen to use High-Pressure Processing?
The issue at the present time is simply that the FDA – who regulates pet food products – has a zero-tolerance for all pathogens. This means that unless a ma...
Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 at 12:53 PM
How did the High-Pressure Processing technology originate?
The origin of High-Pressure Processing (HPP) began over a century ago when scientists started investigating the fact that harmful bacteria found at sea leve...
Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 at 12:59 PM
How does High-Pressure Processing work?
Essentially, this technology "puts the squeeze" on food pathogens without cooking out vital nutrients or changing the fresh characteristics of foo...
Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 at 1:02 PM
What is High-Pressure Processing (HPP)?
High-Pressure Processing (HPP) is a unique, non-thermal process that kills pathogenic bacteria through high-pressure, water-based technology. HPP is a USDA-a...
Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 at 1:03 PM
Is High-Pressure Processing appropriate for natural and organic foods?
Yes. High-Pressure Processing is recognized by the FDA and USDA as an anti-pathogen treatment for many products. In addition, the USDA’s National Organic Pr...
Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 at 1:04 PM
Do you test for the parasite Toxoplasma gondii?
We do not test for the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. However, there is no risk of this parasite in any of our products because all Primal products are frozen ...
Wed, 17 Jan, 2018 at 1:14 PM