News | August 8, 2017

Universal Pasteurization Announces Second Annual High Pressure Processing Summit


Universal Pasteurization Company, LLC is hosting the second annual High Pressure Processing (HPP) Summit from Oct. 2 to 4 at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center.

Following the inaugural HPP Summit which drew over 200 global attendees to Lincoln, Neb., the 2017 HPP Summit will feature a wide variety of speakers, panels and educational breakout sessions relevant to food manufacturers, retailers, food service companies, packagers and other companies in the food supply chain that are currently or considering taking advantage of HPP, an increasingly popular method for producing safe refrigerated foods with cleaner labels and longer shelf lives.

The Summit will include valuable discussions and presentations by leaders from industry and academia, networking opportunities and direct advice from experts. As part of the Summit event, Universal is also conducting the second annual HPP industry survey of refrigerated food producers and retailers (available here).

“The HPP Summit is a great way to bring members of the food chain together to talk about where the industry is moving and help each other leverage high pressure processing more effectively,” said Mark A. Duffy, CEO of Universal Pasteurization Company LLC and Universal Cold Storage LLC. “It’s an event designed for anyone with interest in HPP, from those who are already implementing it and looking for research and technical information to companies interested in learning the basics.”

Speakers attending the HPP Summit include, but are not limited to:

  • David W. K. Acheson, M.D., F.R.C.P. president and CEO of The Acheson Group
  • Shawn Stevens, food industry lawyer and attorney, Food Industry Counsel LLC
  • Manny Picciola, managing director and head of food and beverage practice, L.E.K. Consulting
  • Barb Stuckey, president and chief innovation officer, Mattson
  • Arthur P. Liang, M.D., MPH senior advisor for food safety, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Attending the summit requires a $399 registration fee, though a discounted early-bird rate of $299 is available through August 15. Potential attendees can visit for more information or the following link to register: Hotel reservations can be made at: Companies interested in sponsorship or promotion opportunities can email

About Universal Pasteurization and Universal Cold Storage
Headquartered in Villa Rica, Ga., Universal Pasteurization Company, LLC (, as well as its affiliated business Universal Cold Storage, LLC, is dedicated to ensuring the safety and quality of foods and beverages. As a customer-centric service provider of high pressure processing (HPP), Universal Pasteurization’s four U.S. locations and 10 HPP machines in operation make it the largest third party service provider in the country of HPP services. Companies also outsource with Universal Pasteurization and Universal Cold Storage for their cold storage and related value-added services (kitting, pre-pricing, code dating, inventory control), and to leverage their technical, quality assurance, engineering and cold-chain expert resources in order to bring fresh, natural, organic and cleaner-label products to market.

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