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High Pressure Processing Partners and Advisors

University College Cork

Professor Alan Kelly and Dr. Joe Kerry,

School of Food and Nutritional Sciences,

University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.

Phone: +353 21 4903405

Fax: +353 21 4270001



"UCC have been involved with HPP for over 20 years, they have gained extensive knowledge in the area and continue to undertake a lot of research both through national funding and with industry partners.


UCC currently have a testing facility on site which allows them test small samples of product. UCC are happy to be included in the team as advisors/partners with HPP Tolling, as they are now focused on converting the research complete into commercial reality. 


UCC have extensive research experience and information in this field, and actually have published so many studies that they would be considered one of the worlds leading HPP Research centres."


Dr. Anne Maria Mullen and Dr. Paul Allen

01 805 9500

Food Chemistry & Technology Department,

Teagasc Food Research Centre,


Dublin 15.


"Teagasc will be working with us and our customers in the preparation process, i.e. preparing food products for the market place.


They have extensive research and knowledge built up over the years about HPP and will be giving us access to this knowledge, in return we will be giving Teagasc access to our technology for further research and development that will assist both organisations with HPP development.


Teagasc also work closely with UCD which again gives us access to the future generations of food scientists and in turn gives them access to us.


We would expect that these students will also carry out research with HPP Tolling as part of their studies. "



AFBI have over 20 years of experience in HPP research, with particular expertise in microbiological safety and quality.  They have a 35 litre capacity commercial high pressure food processing facility which complements existing laboratory-scale equipment.


They offer a high pressure product development service to assist companies in determining the optimum processing parameters (e.g. pressure, time, temperature, and packaging) for their products and can assist in testing the suitability of packaging.


In addition, AFBI can provide a complete range of microbiological analyses including shelf-life assessment and challenge testing.


AFBI have containment level 1, 2 and 3 laboratories. All of their work is accredited under ISO9001:2008, but UKAS-accredited testing is also available, if required.


Advice on experimental design and interpretation of results are also provided as a routine part of their services.  A range of chemical analytical services are available on request and a sensory evaluation suite is also available. 


AFBI have considerable experience in working with the food industry and have helped a number of companies to develop HPP products and bring them to the market.


These HPP products can be found on supermarket shelves across the UK and are exported around the world.


To find out more about AFBI or to discuss your processing requirements you can contact AFBI at:



Enterprise Ireland


Mr. Michael Cantwell, Divisional Manager - Food  

Mr. Michael O’Dowd, Development Advisor. 

The Plaza, Eastpoint Business Park, Dublin 3

Phone:(01) 727 2000


Enterprise Ireland is the state agency responsible for supporting the development of manufacturing and internationally traded services companies.


They provide funding and supports for companies - from entrepreneurs with plans for a high potential start-up through to large companies expanding their activities. We are very fortunate to have their support.



Hiperbaric is the World leading manufacturer of High Pressure Processing (HPP) equipment for the food industry. 


From its very beginning, in 1999, Hiperbaric has been involved in the design, technological development, production and commercialisation of high pressure processing equipment. 


Their reliability, customer support, team work and continuous innovation due to their strong R&D&I effort, are the ingredients for a world leading high tech company. 


There are operative Hiperbaric High Pressure Processing equipments in food industries of Europe, America, Asia and Oceania; processing meat products, fish and seafood, fruit and vegetables, juices and beverages, dairy and all type of ready to eat meals.



Warehousing and distribution experts, Oakland International, has joined forces with HPP Tolling, to provide manufacturers and producers with a complete food product; HPP, packaging, storage and distribution service designed specifically with end retailers in mind.


Oakland International’s Irish base is in Ashbourne, Co. Meath which is only minutes away from HPP Tolling, so there are no transport logistics problems. In addition to their excellent distribution service the co-packing service provided by Oakland is further evidence of the quality service they provide the food and beverage industry. 


Oakland International’s General Manager, Richard Hill, explains: “Oakland’s practical know-how and broad retailer distribution network, means stock can be distributed more widely to major retailers across Ireland and the UK, helping food and drinks producers to extend their retailer reach.”


Oakland’s much sought after logistics solution focuses on innovation to drive business forward, working with local Irish, UK and European producers and suppliers who require a cost effective supply chain retail route.


Click here to Contact Oakland International

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