HPP Applications- Ready to Cook Meats

Ready To Cook Meats

Applications: Ground Meats such as Turkey, Chicken and perhaps Beef.

Primary Pathogen Concerns: Salmonella (poultry) and E.coli (beef)

Typical Shelf-Life Extension: 1.5X to 2.5X

Key Benefits: Increase food safety while extending product shelf lfie.

Caution: HPP can cause product color change due to the denaturing of the raw proteins. The vessel process water temperature can be adjusted to help mitigate these effects, especially in poultry.

HPP Applications- Ready-to-Eat Meat

RTE Meats

Applications: Sliced Cooked Meats: Chicken, Turkey, Ham and Beef; Uncured Ham and Sausage;

Primary Pathogen Concerns: Vegetative bacteria – primarily Listeria monocytogenes, but also E. coli, salmonella and campylobacter.

Typical Shelf-Life Extension: Greater than 2X (varies by formulation and refrigeration conditions)

Key Benefits: Extends product shelf-life while addressing common vegetative bacterial concerns. Allows customer to offer reduced sodium products.

Universal has the logistics solutions for you.


Universal Cold Storage and Universal Pasteurization are the industry leader in High Pressure Processing tolling. Our value added and cold storage capabilities, paired with our HPP, provide an unrivaled range of logistics solutions for your company. We are dedicated to providing you with the services you need. Here are some examples of the services we can provide:


 Certified Location in the heart of the Heartland, Lincoln, NE

·        USDA inspection 2 shifts

·        FDA Certification

·        Organic and SQF Level III certified

·        47,000 pallet positions

·        80 dock doors

·        100% RF mapped

·        44 Acres

 Value-added Services

·        High Pressure Processing (HPP) 

·        Water and Air tempering

·        Pre-pricing, relabeling, reboxing, custom order picking

·        Blast and Static Freezing

·        Customized Order Assembly

Ready to Serve You

·        A tradition of service

·        Flexibility of hours including nights and weekends


All services are monitored closely via Accellos, our state of the art Warehouse Management System (WMS).    Accellos allows you to watch your inventory in real time via web interface.  Each time your product is “moved” it is scanned providing you with up-to-the-minute visibility.   

Universal Video Summary

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