Aurora Products Achieves Increased Throughput with New Neo-Pure Food Safety System

Agri-Neo customer upgrades to the continuous, organic, non-thermal pasteurization system for nuts and seeds.



TORONTO, May 26, 2020 - Agri-Neo has announced its customer Aurora Products, which provides high-quality, natural food products, has upgraded their existing best-in-class Neo-Pure food safety system for improved throughput and operational efficiency.

“Aurora Products upgraded to the new, continuous Neo-Pure food safety system to expand our in-house pasteurization capacity of nuts and seeds.” said Scott Magner, Vice President of Operations at Aurora Products. “The new technology allows us to pasteurize a wider range of low-moisture foods and further support our toll-business in an effort to provide the highest quality nuts and seeds to the market.”

Aurora Products uses the Neo-Pure food safety system to pasteurize macadamia nuts, cashews, brazil nuts, pine nuts, hazelnuts, hemp seeds, pepitas and sunflower seeds for major natural and organic retail chains and bakeries within the U.S. Aurora Products also provides toll-treatment service in which they pasteurize foods & ingredients for customers of all sizes.

“The new Neo-Pure food safety system significantly reduces processing times, thus helping Aurora Products capitalize on this increased throughput,” said Rob Wong, President of Agri-Neo. “Neo-Pure is the only organic, non-thermal pasteurization process available to food processors for nuts, grains and seeds.”

The Neo-Pure food safety system operates through a continuous process flow at three metric tons per hour. Nuts, grains and seeds move through the integrated system so that more food is treated in less time compared to using batch systems. The system is fully enclosed to prevent cross-contamination of food as it travels through the pasteurization process. Operators no longer manually move batches from point-to-point.

Neo-Pure provides a validated 5-log reduction of pathogens such as Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria, for a wide range of low-moisture foods while maintaining the raw nutrition and sensory qualities of nuts, seeds and grains. It is certified organic to the standards of the U.S. National Organic Program and Canada Organic Regime, and also certified Kosher and Halal.

About Aurora Products
Aurora Products, located in Orange, Connecticut, packages only the highest quality and freshest All Natural and Organic dried fruits, nuts, trail mixes, salad toppings, and granolas. Established in 1998, we are a leader in offering only the best top quality products to stores throughout the nation. We make our own trail mixes, roast and season our own nuts, and package products in a variety of sizes. All items are genuinely All Natural and our products contain NO preservatives, artificial colors, or additives. For more information, visit