What Is a Blast Freezer and Chiller and How Does It Work?
October 28, 2022
October 28, 2022
Food safety is a critical part of the food preservation and food servicing industry. The blast freezer and chiller have been specifically designed to not only achieve food safety standards but also improve the shelf life and quality of both cooked and raw food. Therefore, when choosing a blast freezer or chiller for your business, it is important to know your requirements as well as the technical specifications and benefits offered.
Let us understand more about the blast freezer and chiller so you can make a well-informed decision!
High bacterial proliferation is observed when the food temperature is between 10 and 65°C. According to HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) guidelines, cooked food which is not immediately served or held heated needs to be chilled in order to limit the growth of bacteria. To chill food to a safe holding temperature, it must be cooled from +70ºC to +3ºC or below within 90 minutes to maintain the consistency in quality, texture, taste and aroma.
Here are some of the benefits of using a blast freezer and chiller.
A blast chiller offers a unique advantage over regular refrigeration. It allows you to lower the temperature at the core of freshly cooked foods from +70°C to up to +3°C in less than 90 minutes, enabling you to take control of the cook-chill process.
Blast freezer works on a similar principle but further lowers the temperature to freeze the food. It is ideal for all food products that need to be preserved at a storage temperature -of 18°C at the core of the product.
Blast freezer or shock freezer reduce cooked from +90°C to -18°C within a period of 240 minutes. Since the freezing process is rapid, only small ice crystals are formed in the food product as compared to large ones in traditional freezing. The large crystals when thawed can damage the cell wall and thus the integrity or quality of the food. Small crystals on the other hand do not cause such damage and keep the food texture, quality, and integrity intact.
Blast chiller and freezer find extensive applications in the following areas:
Rinac offers a wide range of refrigeration solutions for enhancing food safety and quality including the industrial blast chiller and freezer.
Here are some unique features that set us one step ahead of the other players in the market.
Blast chiller and freezer are prerequisites for various industries including food processing and storage, food servicing, hospitality, dairy, meat and marine processing, and others. With their ability to lower the core food temperature quickly whilst maintaining its quality, integrity, texture, and aroma, the blast chiller and freezer also helps business meet and exceed food safety standards.
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