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In the OctoFrost™ Newsroom you will find news, events and articles about OctoFrost and IQF technology in general.

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How to produce premium quality IQF broccoli

2018-10-17

Broccoli is a food product that’s difficult to thermal treat (blanching, chilling, then IQF freezing). The thick stalk in combination with the thin florets makes it hard to achieve a consistent texture. Due to the varied thickness of broccoli, it’s very easy to overcook it. This is one reason IQF broccoli becomes mushy upon thawing. The main goal when processing...

Producing IQF Mango is How Processors Can Reduce Losses and Maximize Their Offering

2018-08-09

Mango consumption is on the rise, thanks to its luxurious appeal and sweet taste which is why it’s known as the ‘king of fruits’. Mango is consumed in many forms from fresh to frozen and is increasingly being used to make smoothies, yogurts, jams, and jellies to meet the demands of the health-conscious global market. Though it is mostly eaten...

Why Fluidization Matters in IQF Freezing | A Brief Introduction to IQF

2018-07-19

A Brief Introduction to IQF is a series of short, educational videos which aim to explain different scientific and technological concepts relating to the Individual Quick Freezing (IQF) method. The first episode explains the concept of "Fluidization" in an IQF freezer tunnel. What is IQF? IQF stands for "Individually Quickly Frozen" as each individual piece of food is frozen fast...

Why Processors Should Focus on IQF Strawberries

2018-07-05

There is a misconception that freezing strawberries is only for excess and lesser quality produce; however, this is not the case. The sector for IQF frozen strawberries is well developed and lucrative for processors who are in the know. Supplying the market with strawberries during the offseason is an easy way to maximize revenue—especially when a first-class, premium IQF product...

IQF Avocado brings new business opportunities

2018-06-25

The market for fresh avocado is currently facing a number of challenges. A limited supply unable to keep pace with the quickly growing demand, lack of convenience for the consumer with a highly-perishable product, significant food waste, and short shelf-life – are some of the main issues which hinder the development in this sector. With the continuously soaring prices of...

Why The OctoFrost IF Cooker Will Be The Success of Your Shrimp Business

2018-06-07

The OctoFrost™ IF Cooker is the latest technological innovation in the shrimp processing industry. It uses the OctoFrost™ patented 3-temperature zones which guarantees shrimp’s core temperature to reach the food safety temperature of 73°C while surface stays below 80°C. This means that overcooking is avoided and highest yield possible is achieved. Furthermore, the unique rain shower system guarantees the quickest...

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