What We Do
American Pasteurization Company provides High Pressure Processing (HPP) to the food and beverage industry on a pay-as-you-go basis, co-manufacturing of many premium food products, post HPP packaging and assembly services and direct-to-consumer refrigerated shipping. Opening in 2004, APC was the first company to offer HPP on a commercial tolling basis to the food and beverage industry and have been steadily expanding our customer offerings and locations throughout our 15 years in business.
HPP kills bacteria that can cause spoilage and food-borne illness and greatly extends product shelf life. Applying HPP to foods and beverages – rather than high heat pasteurization or many chemical preservatives – results in products that are safe, have a much longer shelf life, and taste and look like the fresh products quality-conscious customers want to buy.
APC offers all our services alongside product testing and development, co-packing, post-HPP packaging, packing and assembly, and direct-to-consumer shipping. APC can also help arrange co-manufacturing and filling of cold-pressed juice and premium beverages, assist and refer customers with cold storage, distribution and transportation service needs, and can connect customers with trusted providers of packaging and laboratory and consulting services at both our Milwaukee and Sacramento locations.
APC’s core competency is guiding companies through the HPP process from beginning to end. From the product idea phase, through formulation, manufacturing and packaging development and testing, to commercialization, APC’s 15 years of experience allow for a made to order and adaptable approach to every product’s unique manufacturing and HPP needs. APC works with every kind of product producer, from food industry veterans to entrepreneurs, to create a customized framework for food safety and brand equity protection unique to every product.