Aseptic acceptance for Dean drinks
Morningstar will use the Stork technology for its single-serve Hershey’s flavored milk and shake products and Folgers Jakada coffee beverages. The company also anticipates installing another similar line in its City of Industry, Calif. facility later this year.
The Stork aseptic technology includes pasteurization, homogenization, bottle blow-molding and filling procedures conducted in a completely sterile environment that earns the aseptic designation without the need for additives or preservatives. Dean Foods is the first company to use the Stork plastic bottle technology commercially for dairy-based beverages in the United States.