Canadian pork producer duBreton will install an in-rack freezing system at its facility in Riviere-du-Loup, Quebec. The company was challenged to meet Chinese export guidelines, which requires all pork products to be frozen at 5°F within a 48-hour time frame from the start of the freezing process. Their current blast freezing methods achieved freeze times in 72 hours.
This past winter, Tippmann Innovation conducted an equipment test at the duBreton facility. The test used data loggers that measured time and temperature with results of 5°F in 35.83 hours and -4°F in 48 hours. As a result, duBreton ordered 216 pallet positions of the company’s QF+ in-rack freezing system, which pulls air through the product instead of blasting air around the pallet.