Traders from all around the world confirm that they are eager to pay 5% to 30% more for premium quality IQF products.

OctoFrost Processing Solutions have been designed and built considering the importance of a naturally-looking IQF product.

A natural color, a good bite, appetizing flavour – all these product characteristics have been kept in mind when developing the OctoFrost IQF Processing technology.

PREMIUM IQF PRODUCT SELLS AT PREMIUM PRICE

With the overall efficient processing achieved with each OctoFrost machine, the final end result is a premium IQF product which is usually sold at premium prices. The efficiency of each equipment separately, significantly contributes to the ability of the processor to offer a high-quality IQF product. Due to no over-cooking/over-blanching, efficient chilling and high-quality IQF freezing there is no lump or coral formation, no product fines or damage. This means a premium product, less waste and overall higher yield for the food processor.

Evenly-Cooked Seafood Products

The 3-temperature zones of the IF Cooker and the cross-flow water system, are helping the processor to achieve full temperature-control of the cooking process.

This contributes to a high-quality cooked seafood products:

  •  homogenously cooked product
  • no excessive curling in shrimp caused by over-cooking
  • no grey spots or under-cooked meat
  • right shrimp color and bite
  • preserved taste and flavor

Blanched products with a Natural Appearance

With the crossflow water system of the OctoFrost™ IF Blancher, the processor has complete control over the blanching temperatures – a crucial precondition for a premium-quality blanched product:

  • No over-blanching
  • Natural product color and crisp bite
  • Preserved taste and nutrients

Efficient Chilling for Good Freezing Result

The product separation in the IQF freezer starts with a low infeed temperature of the product. With the OctoFrost IF Chiller, the processor can achieve a well-chilled product with a core temperature of 5°C or less.

After blanching or cooking, the product will gently fall into the ice-cold water and will immediately stop the blanching or cooking process, also preserving a high yield.

This will contribute to a better freezing result and a good product separation in the freezer.

Good Separation During IQF Freezing

Sticky and soft products such as diced tropical fruits, seafood products, cheese or meat products – can easily form lumps and “corals” in the freezing process.

However, the well-adjusted airflow in the first freezing zone of the OctoFrost IQF Freezer, separates each piece of product and also creates a crust around the product’s surface – locking in all its moisture for a naturally-looking, well-preserved product.

In addition, the extra features such as bed vibrator, pulsator or wave plate – help in efficiently separate each piece of product.

Well-preserved shape of fragile products

The unique fluidization technology of the OctoFrost™ IQF tunnel preserves the shape of the most fragile and brittle products such as raspberries, shrimp with antennas, soft mango dices, etc. As the OctoFrost fans’ speed can be adjusted, the optimal airflow will gently transport the product towards outfeed, efficiently separating each piece, without causing any damage. In addition, the unique OctoFrost bedplates ensure that there are no marks on the surface of the product achieving the highest product quality of the end IQF product.

Traders from all around the world confirm that they are eager to pay 5% to 30% more for premium quality IQF products.

OctoFrost Processing Solutions have been designed and built considering the importance of a naturally-looking IQF product.

A natural color, a good bite, appetizing flavour – all these product characteristics have been kept in mind when developing the OctoFrost IQF Processing technology.

Premium product sells at premium price

With the overall efficient processing achieved with each OctoFrost machine, the final end result is a premium IQF product which is usually sold at premium prices. The efficiency of each equipment separately, significantly contributes to the ability of the processor to offer a high-quality IQF product. Due to no over-cooking/over-blanching, efficient chilling and high-quality IQF freezing there is no lump or coral formation, no product fines or damage. This means a premium product, less waste and overall higher yield for the food processor.

Evenly-Cooked Seafood Products

The 3-temperature zones of the IF Cooker and the cross-flow water system, are helping the processor to achieve full temperature-control of the cooking process.

This contributes to a high-quality cooked seafood products:

  • homogenously cooked product
  • no excessive curling in shrimp caused by over-cooking
  • no grey spots or under-cooked meat
  • right shrimp color and bite
  • preserved taste and flavor

Blanched Products with a Natural Appearance

With the crossflow water system of the OctoFrost™ IF Blancher, the processor has complete control over the blanching temperatures – a crucial precondition for a premium-quality blanched product:

  • No over-blanching
  • Natural product color and crisp bite
  • Preserved taste and nutrients

Efficient Chilling for Good Freezing Result

The product separation in the IQF freezer starts with a low infeed temperature of the product. With the OctoFrost IF Chiller, the processor can achieve a well-chilled product with a core temperature of 5°C or less.

After blanching or cooking, the product will gently fall into the ice-cold water and will immediately stop the blanching or cooking process, also preserving a high yield.

This will contribute to a better freezing result and a good product separation in the freezer.

Good Separation During IQF Freezing

Sticky and soft products such as diced tropical fruits, seafood products, cheese or meat products – can easily form lumps and “corals” in the freezing process.

However, the well-adjusted airflow in the first freezing zone of the OctoFrost IQF Freezer, separates each piece of product and also creates a crust around the product’s surface – locking in all its moisture for a naturally-looking, well-preserved product.

In addition, the extra features such as bed vibrator, pulsator or wave plate – help in efficiently separate each piece of product.

PREMIUM IQF PRODUCT SELLS AT PREMIUM PRICE

The unique fluidization technology of the OctoFrost™ IQF tunnel preserves the shape of the most fragile and brittle products such as raspberries, shrimp with antennas, soft mango dices, etc. As the OctoFrost fans’ speed can be adjusted, the optimal airflow will gently transport the product towards outfeed, efficiently separating each piece, without causing any damage. In addition, the unique OctoFrost bedplates ensure that there are no marks on the surface of the product achieving the highest product quality of the end IQF product.

Testimonials

ABOUT “QUINOA BOOM” – A TRUE FOODIE CINDERELLA STORY

ABOUT “QUINOA BOOM” – A TRUE FOODIE CINDERELLA STORY

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A NATURAL AND APPEALING APPEARANCE FOR IQF ASPARAGUS

A NATURAL AND APPEALING APPEARANCE FOR IQF ASPARAGUS

THE APPEARANCE OF FROZEN ASPARAGUS MATTERS The consumption of frozen asparagus is increasing at an incremental pace as customers’ eating habits have changed dramatically and globally over the last decades. Their increased realization of the convenience and...

GROWING DEMANDS FOR HIGH-QUALITY IQF SWEET CORN

GROWING DEMANDS FOR HIGH-QUALITY IQF SWEET CORN

Over the last few years, the IQF sweet corn market has witnessed gradual but continuous growth in the global IQF food market. High-quality IQF sweet corn is often preferred by traders and sold at higher prices. Traders from all around the world confirm that they are...

PROCESSORS EXPECTED TO SERVE THE HIGH DEMAND FOR PREMIUM IQF PEAS

PROCESSORS EXPECTED TO SERVE THE HIGH DEMAND FOR PREMIUM IQF PEAS

It is hard to overlook the growing trend of peas, especially frozen peas. IQF Frozen peas have gained their popularity in the frozen food aisle of supermarkets over the last few years. More and more consumers have now realized that frozen peas are just as delicious...

FREEZING IQF BLUEBERRIES WITH THE OCTOFROST™ TUNNEL FREEZER

FREEZING IQF BLUEBERRIES WITH THE OCTOFROST™ TUNNEL FREEZER

The sector for IQF blueberries is growing as competition in the fresh market is heating up. Growers are subsequently moving their crop to the frozen market. Therefore, it’s vital now more than ever to offer premium quality IQF blueberries. OctoFrost’s IQF freezing...

HOW TO ACHIEVE PREMIUM IQF CHEESE

HOW TO ACHIEVE PREMIUM IQF CHEESE

Future growth in the cheese industry is fueled by the increasing demand from the convenience sector, particularly the frozen pizza segment. As IQF cheese has the benefit of being easy to use, it is gaining ground and popularity on the market. PREMIUM IQF CHEESE IQF is...

MEET OCTOFROST AT THE FRESH BUSINESS EXPO 2018 IN UKRAINE

MEET OCTOFROST AT THE FRESH BUSINESS EXPO 2018 IN UKRAINE

OctoFrost is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at Fresh Business Expo 2018, which is taking place at the International Exhibition Centre, Pavilion 2, in Kiev, Ukraine during the 4th-6th of December. We welcome you to come learn more about the benefits of...

HOW TO PRODUCE PREMIUM QUALITY IQF BROCCOLI

HOW TO PRODUCE PREMIUM QUALITY IQF BROCCOLI

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...

WHY FLUIDIZATION MATTERS IN IQF FREEZING | A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO IQF

WHY FLUIDIZATION MATTERS IN IQF FREEZING | A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO IQF

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...

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