IXON Food Technology has developed a novel eco-friendly and energy-efficient food preservation method that can keep meat fresh and juicy for up to two years without refrigeration or the use of preservatives, offering the food industry a new method to reduce costs, save energy, and increase production efficiency.
Developed, tested, and proven to work over the past five years, the company says its revolutionary Advanced Sous-vide Aseptic Packaging (‘ASAP’) technology enables food to be sterilised at a gentle 60°C (140°F) rather than the high heat traditionally used in canning that can sap moisture and flavour. As such, IXON says ASAP locks in the fresh taste of meat without the energy costs of refrigeration during storage and transport, which could lead to less food waste, boosting worldwide supply without increasing meat production.
“Our product has the taste of fresh meat with the shelf life and convenience of canned meat, and uses very little energy, unlike frozen meat,” explained Felix Cheung, co-founder and CEO of IXON Food Technology. “Our product addresses 10 out of 17 sustainable development goals set out by the United Nations. We’re using creative science to change our food’s future.”
“Our product is unique,” Cheung continued. “We are the only company in the world with a product that can sterilise food at 60°C (140°F). You can have perfectly cooked meals at home or in a restaurant within the snap of a finger. Freezer burns, defrosting, and bad cooking will become a thing of the past.”
The Hong Kong-based company has applied for patents and trademarks on its proprietary technology in the United States, Europe, and China, and is currently running a Kickstarter campaign, to spread awareness about its energy-efficient and innovative food preservation technology.