On Tuesday June 21st, 2016 the nominees of the Process Innovation Award 2016 were announced during the kick-off at Media Plaza at Jaarbeurs in Utrecht.From 14 entries three entries were selected with the status “Nominee”. These nominees compete for the Professional Award and Audience Award. Log5 is one of them.

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The AwCP (Water Activity Controlled Pasteurization) is a pasteurization method for dry products such as nuts and seeds. This preserves the product quality as much as possible while making the dry products are safe for consumption. The process has three steps: conditioning, pasteurizing and cooling.

First, the product is heated to a temperature at which the pasteurization produces no condensation on the product. During pasteurization, water on the surface of the product is incorporated directly in the solid product.After pasteurization, the product is cooled as quickly as possible, thus increasing the shelf life of the product. The product provides a natural (without chemical addition or product change) solution in order to pasteurize dry products such as nuts and seeds while maintaining product quality.