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Biological Systems Engineering Juming Tang, Ph.D.

Solve For Food Lands Initial Investor, Sets Sights On Radically Shifting Food Processing Industry

PR Newswire  |  September 2017

Food processing innovation startup, Solve For Food, announced today that IV Ventures, LLC has agreed to be the initial investor of the first Food Innovation Center.

Solve For Food’s leadership team, comprised of consumer packaged goods industry veterans from Walmart, Sam’s Club and Procter & Gamble, announced last spring it aimed to raise $13 million in capital to break ground on the startups’ first Food Innovation Center. The center will provide established food companies and startups with concept-to-consumption food production and innovation services using the revolutionary MATS food preservation technology. [continue reading]

Source: Solve For Food Lands Initial Investor, Sets Sights On Radically Shifting Food Processing Industry

Packaging World – New microwave pasteurization line fuels Swedish food producer’s success

On the left is a meal that has just exited the microwave tunnel. As the steam condenses, a vacuum is created.

Packaging World  |  August 18, 2017

When Knut Lillenau took over his father’s dairy farm in Sweden in 2000, he probably would not have predicted that by 2017, his business would have transformed into the second largest producer of chilled ready meals in the country. Moving from dairy cows to beef cows, and then establishing a café and food store, Knut and his wife, Christina Jonsson-Lillenau, found themselves in need of a solution to utilize the non-prime pieces of beef from their cows and reduce food waste at their restaurant. What they found was an in-pack microwave cooking and pasteurization method from Micvac  that allowed them to serve fresh, nutritious food at their café anytime, expand their menu, and bring their ready meals to the retail market. [continue reading]

Source: New microwave pasteurization line fuels Swedish food producer’s success | Packaging World

915 Labs Taps Professional Chef To Create Signature Dishes For MATS Processing

PR Newswire  | August 17, 2017

915 Labs has collaborated with professional chef and culinary expert Michael Kuefner from Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food, a division of NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville, Arkansas, to develop signature dishes using 915 Labs advanced food preservation system. [continue reading]

Source: 915 Labs Taps Professional Chef To Create Signature Dishes For MATS Processing

USA Today – Amazon may have a new plan to take on takeout

USA Today  |  August 15, 2017

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) already challenges supermarkets in a number of ways, including offering grocery delivery in an ever-growing number of markets through its Fresh service. And, of course, the chain will be stepping up its grocery game when it completes its $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods Market, a deal expected to close before the end of 2017. [continue reading]

Source: Amazon may have a new plan to take on takeout

The Motley Fool – Amazon May Have a New Plan to Take on Takeout

The Motley Fool  |  August 14, 2017

The company has reportedly been testing a technology most people associate with the military and survivalists: ready-to-eat meals that don’t require refrigeration.

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) already challenges supermarkets in a number of ways, including offering grocery delivery in an ever-growing number of markets through its Fresh service. And, of course, the chain will be stepping up its grocery game when it completes its $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods Market, a deal expected to close before the end of 2017. [continue reading]

Source: Amazon May Have a New Plan to Take on Takeout

Cheddar – The Innovation That Could Change the Way You Choose Your Groceries

Cheddar  |  August 14, 2017

915 Labs has developed new technology that changes the way food is processed. Compared to the current system, 915 labs claims their foods are preservative and chemical free, but still have shelf lives of one year. COO Matt Raider tells us about the new tech, and why it is already seeing success in China. Could it be coming to a grocery store or Amazon near you? [continue reading]

Source: The Innovation That Could Change the Way You Choose Your Groceries on Cheddar

refinery29.com – AmazonFresh Ready To Eat Meals MRS MATS Prepared Food

refinery29.com  |  August 13, 2017

Amazon may dominate your shopping routine in terms of wires, cords, gadgets, and maybe even deodorant, but even with the siren song of AmazonFresh, you’re probably not getting all your food from the super site. Amazon’s looking to change that by bringing some old-school military tech into the modern day. According to Reuters, the retailer is looking into creating ready-to-eat food that doesn’t require refrigeration. [continue reading]

Source: AmazonFresh Ready To Eat Meals MRS MATS Prepared Food

Appsforpcdaily.com – Amazon Exploring New Food Technology To Eliminate Refrigeration Needs

Appsforpcdaily.com  |  August 13, 2017

The speed at which Amazon has become a food company is kind of wonderful, and Reuters reported Friday that Amazon is talking to a startup called 915 Labs about its MATS (microwave-assisted thermal sterilization) technology for possible use in future products. [continue reading]

Source: Amazon Exploring New Food Technology To Eliminate Refrigeration Needs