What is HPP and why does Tucker's use so much plastic?
WHAT IS HPP?
One of the most commonly used methods for helping to keep products free from pathogens is HPP (High Pressure Processing). Below is a short video that explains what HPP is and how it works.
WHY DOES TUCKER'S VACCUM SEAL EACH PATTY?
With HPP product MUST be vacuum sealed in food grade plastic/film. Unlike most other companies, we take a human food approach to using HPP and vacuum seal each serving. This allows us to HPP our 4oz and 8oz patties in their final packaging and never opened prior to use. This is the same way juices, dressings, dips, and other meats are processed before going to your local grocery store.
WITH SO MANY COMPANIES USING HPP, HOW COME NO ONE ELSE USES AS MUCH PLASTIC?
We actually don't use any more plastic...Most companies are HPPing their food in 10-20 lb vacuum sealed packages.
This product is then brought back to their facilities to be shaped into patties; the product is reintroduced to people and equipment, and the plastic is thrown away. In short, instead of throwing away the required film, Tucker’s uses it to benefit product freshness and consumer convenience.