Intensive Cooling in the Meat Industry
Intensive chillers are an important part of the food processing industry. Their main purpose is to cool down heat-treated products to packing temperature. The chilling process works as follows. Immediately after products are treated with heat, they are cooled to a certain core temperature. This is done by first using water as a shower where possible, or in some cases as misting. The products are then chilled with an intensive airflow. However, this is not an easy task to perform correctly. It is crucial to chill the products quickly and evenly in order to guarantee food safety and to avoid weight lost during the process.