Meet the HPP Toller Stay Fresh Foods

Stay Fresh Foods provides high-pressure processing (HPP) services to the food and beverage industry up and down the East Coast. One of the first companies to offer HPP tolling, Stay Fresh Foods offers everything a food manufacturer needs to get their HPP product to market.

In addition to HPP, the company’s two SQF-certified facilities, located in Meriden, CT, and Pennsauken, NJ, provides (provide?) beverage co-packing and an extensive menu of ancillary services including labeling, cold storage and order fulfillment, all integrated in a comprehensive material handling IT system. They can even help with product development including testing, formulation changes, shelf-life studies, and HPP packaging selection.

“HPP is a key enabler behind the growing consumer demand for healthful, preservative-free, all-natural products,” says Amy Lawless, Stay Fresh Foods CEO. “And with redundant production and HPP facilities strategically located in the northeast, we are able to offer our customers more convenience at a lower cost.”

Recently, Stay Fresh Foods added a second beverage co-pack line to the Pennsauken, NJ HPP tolling center, doubling its co-packing capacity, for a combined total exceeding 50,000,000 bottles a year. Together at both locations, the company’s HPP capacity is 100,000,000 pounds per year, with two JBT-Avure AV-30 systems in Meriden and a high-volume JBT-Avure AV-60 in Pennsauken.

Both facilities recently received renewal of their SQF Level 3 certification, the most stringent rating awarded by the Safe Quality Food Institute.

“Our customers choose HPP as a post-packaging technology to enhance safety, extend shelf life, and support the move to ‘better-for-you’ products in a host of categories—from RTE meals and deli meats to soups and dips to juice and other beverages,” Lawless says. “And our SQF 3 certification assures we follow the highest recognized standards of both safety and quality.”

Launched in 2013 by a team of food industry professionals, Stay Fresh Foods’ workforce of 150 employees are dedicated to helping customers protect their brands and boost revenue with innovative, value-added products.