First Lego League Tackles Food Safety – APC welcomed the opportunity to showcase HPP technology at its facilities to a team of students participating in the First Lego League, (, a robotics program for 9 to 16 year olds designed to excite students about science and technology by engaging them in a real-world scientific topic. The 2011 topic centered on the theme, “Keeping Food Safe.” After the tour, the team suggested creating mobile HPP plants and created a Lego video animation that explains their ideas, focusing on treating ground turkey with HPP to prevent salmonella outbreaks.

Important Food Trends in the Industry – APC CEO Justin Segel highlights two trends in the food industry: clean labels and fresh product. In addition, Segel emphasizes the need for regulatory agencies like the Food & Drug Administration to support manufacturers and processors in meeting demands such as those above.

Improving Food Safety – Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) explains that companies such as APC must work to not only react to, but prevent, foodborne illnesses to improve food safety and protect consumers. Sen. Kohl, who serves as Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, has been a significant champion of improving the FDA.

Public Interest in Food Protection – Caroline Smith DeWaal, director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, explains that Milwaukee is the center for the emergence of specific technologies necessary to improve food protection initiatives and emphasizes consumers’ interest in agencies, such as the FDA, to ensure food safety.

Trading Preservatives for Pressure – Fox 6 Milwaukee’s Justin Williams speaks with Ed Wabiszewski and Greg Zaja of APC about high pressure processing, its ability to improve food safety and extend shelf life, as well the company’s next steps for business development.