Swedish food tech company Micvac has been recognised at the annual Sustainology Summit 2018 in New York for its sustainable systems for healthy and environmentally conscious meals.

The SACCNY Deloitte Green Award 2018 is presented at the Summit to a Swedish company that offers a breakthrough 'green' solution or technology and this year Micvac won.

The key is that the winning company demonstrates a vision to drive sustainability in the food chain and has developed a product or service that has a strong likelihood to revolutionise the food industry on a global level.

“In recognition of Micvac’s food packaging method, Micvac has created a great contribution to decreasing the amount of synthetic preservatives being used in ready meals, as well as prolonging their shelf life, leading to a healthier and more sustainable environment,” Deloitte AB partner Andreas Marcetic said.

The company has developed a chilled ready-meal system that utilises in-pack cooking and pasteurisation in one continuous process.

The key to this process is the Micvac microwave tunnel as well as Micvac’s patented packaging components.

Micvac's valve, tray and specially designed film enables it to produce chilled food-safe, ready meals that reduce food waste with cost efficiency and significant energy savings along the value chain.