Shaka Retorts Shake Up the Shelf Stable Food Paradigm

In the standard model of low-acid shelf-stable food processing, Ultra High Temperature (UHT)/aseptic packaging and retort sterilization are clearly differentiated in terms of the types of food processed, packaging used, and business models for which each is best suited.

Now the Shaka® retort process blurs the lines between UHT/aseptic packaging and retort sterilization, making it possible for a processor to produce UHT quality food through a batch retort process that has a significantly lower capital and labor cost; faster time to market, including validation; and greater flexibility than UHT processing.

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