Healthy Food Ingredients (HFI) has announced its latest advancement in food safety with its chemical-free microbial reduction process (MRP) solution, IntegriPure. It effectively reduces microorganisms while protecting the integrity and functionality of ingredients. The IntegriPure MRP system is an effective alternative to irradiation and other pasteurization technologies.

The innovative rotation-based system evenly distributes dry, saturated steam heat for consistent pasteurization, and the quick-cooling vacuum ensures ingredient stability and quality.

Jay Johnson, senior VP of sales, explains: “Our IntegriPure brand is a value-added service that we offer to our customers which means industry-leading validation for a 5-log reduction providing food safety assurance, naturally.”

Johnson adds that IntegriPure is one of HFI’s signature processes that is differentiated from other heat treatments. “With our system a key aspect is that the process is validated,” in which he notes validation is a preventive control for FSMA. “Consumers trust manufacturers to provide food that is pathogen-free without compromising ingredient functionality. Therefore, we partner with our customers to help them ensure they are meeting food safety standards, specifically with the upcoming FSMA regulations deadline,” says Johnson.

“Utilizing our own micro-reduction system allows us to have more control over our supply chain. This is an important component for us in providing supply assurance to our customers. We are continually improving our capabilities from farmer to our customer, and our IntegriPure process adds that additional facet of assurance,” notes Johnson.