TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Food safety technology company Agri-Neo today announced a partnership with Aurora Products, a leading packager of high quality, fresh, all natural and organic dried fruits, nuts, trail mixes, salad toppings, and granolas. Under the agreement Aurora Products will utilize the Neo-Pure system on its full range of nut, seed and grain products, including cashews, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, chia seeds, and flax seeds. In addition, Aurora plans to offer Neo-Pure as a service to the industry to mitigate food safety risk and meet Food Safety Modernization Act ("FSMA") requirements.
"We are excited to be working with the team at Aurora, established leader in the premium all-natural segment of the market," said Agri-Neo President and COO Rob Wong. "As consumers continue to move toward healthier, organic, raw and natural foods, Neo-Pure is uniquely positioned to meet the food safety requirements of these ready-to-eat products. The organic, non-thermal attributes of the Neo-Pure system, and its ability to address the risk of pathogens without impacting taste or nutritional value of the product provides a clear differentiator for our food processor, ingredient supplier, co-packer and distribution customers."
"Aurora was founded on a commitment to provide the highest quality, freshest, all natural and organic products and in Agri-Neo we have found a perfect partner," said Stephanie Blackwell, Founder and President of Aurora Products. "The Neo-Pure system is a unique ground-breaking technology that provides validated food safety on a wide variety of products and in a manner, that keeps them raw, and organic. It allows us to continue to provide the superior products our customers expect and introduce a best in class food safety service for brands and others in the industry looking to address food safety risk."
Neo-Pure helps to minimize the risk of pathogens and unwanted microbes in seeds, nuts, grains and sprouting seeds by providing food safety as nature intended. Derived from plants, it denatures bacterial and fungal cell membranes and DNA on the surface and inside crevices of food, then biodegrades completely into water. The Neo-Pure liquid solution is applied in its dedicated food safety system to ensure total coverage of every seed, grain, and nut. With Neo-Pure, food remains raw with no nutritional impact; certified organic to US NOP and Canadian COR standards; and viable with no impact to sensory, shelf life or germination. With U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approvals Neo-Pure provides the industry with a validated 5-log reduction for a number of seeds, grains, and nuts, which complies with the preventative controls requirements under FSMA.
To learn more about Agri-Neo and Neo-Pure its proven pathogen intervention solution for seeds, grains, nuts, and sprouts visit www.agri-neo.com and booth #P121 at Supply Side West from September 27-28th in Las Vegas.
Agri-Neo's mission is to help safely feed the world. The vision of the company and its founders is to set new food safety standards, starting with Neo-Pure for nuts, seeds, grains and sprouts. Since 2009, Agri-Neo has invested significant resources from private investors and grants in research on food safety science performed by chemists, microbiologists and engineers. For more information, visit www.agri-neo.com. Follow us on Twitter and learn about us on LinkedIn.
About Aurora Products
Aurora Products, located in Orange, Connecticut, packages only the highest quality and freshest All Natural and Organic dried fruits, nuts, trail mixes, salad toppings, and granolas. Established in 1998, Aurora is a leader in offering only the best top-quality products to stores throughout the nation. The Company makes its own trail mixes, roast and season its own nuts, and package products in a variety of sizes. All items are genuinely All Natural and its products contain NO preservatives, artificial colors, or additives. Aurora strives to maintain its superior status for Safe Quality Foods (SQF) and is awarded SQF 2000 Level 2 Certification on an annual basis. Aurora's certification provides assurance that all of its products provide consumers with food that is safe to buy and eat.