J . Peter Clark

One of the more novel processes discussed at a recent workshop of IFT’s Nonthermal Processing Division was pulsed electric field (PEF) processing. The workshop was held on September 14–16, 2005, at the Eastern Regional Research Center (ERRC) of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service in Wyndmoor, Pa.

Juices pasteurized by PEF are being marketed by Genesis Juice Cooperative in the Portland, Ore., area. Labels state that the product is “Processed by Pulsed Electric Field.”

The PEF process and its status were described in detail by Howard Zhang (phone 215-233-6582), Research Leader at ERRC. Previously on the Food Science faculty at Ohio State Unive…

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