IQF News and Articles

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


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 the OctoFrost™ IQF processing technology for IQF fruits, berries, and vegetables. Our team will...

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 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


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


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


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


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...