“The new freezer makes cryogenic freezing a more practical option for smaller-volume food processors,” says Emma Guthrie, food technology expert at Air Products. She notes that with the freezer, in-process or continuous freezing can be integrated quickly into a food production line, enabling manufacturers to free-up walk-in freezer storage space by converting their process to a freeze-to-order operation.
Air Products’ cryogenic freezers use liquid nitrogen to achieve temperature reduction, freezing food within minutes, the company says. The quick-freeze option can help the processor achieve a higher yield and enhance product quality. Rapid food-product freezing means smaller ice-crystal formation, which helps to protect product integrity. It also helps the product to retain moisture, which improves texture, color and flavor and reduces weight loss from dehydration.
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