Tara McHugh

Tara McHugh

Vegetable frittata

Nicolas Appert is considered one of the founders of modern food technology. His legacy continues, in part, through the prestigious IFT Achievement Award that bears his name. Appert’s primary achievement was the discovery, development, and commercialization of the food preservation technique we now know as thermal sterilization or canning (although Appert initially used glass containers, not cans). Appert’s goal was to render a variety of foodstuffs shelf stable—safe to eat, pal…

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Tara McHugh, Contributing Editor, Processing column
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Tara McHugh