IQF News and Articles

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


How to achieve premium quality IQF raspberries


One of the most challenging products for IQF freezing are raspberries. Raspberries are delicate berries with particularities which make them brittle when frozen and easily breakable into crumbles during the freezing process. Everything from the natural structure of this berries, to the soil they are grown in and the harvesting procedures, makes raspberries a sensitive product. Traditionally, raspberries are summer...

New trends on the frozen foods market: IQF bilberries


Fruits and berries are still some of the most frozen products in the IQF industry, because they have a wide range of use – they are used for desserts, smoothies, snacks, ice cream, the confectionary sector, soups etc. It is becoming more obvious to consumers that frozen fruits and berries are just as good as the fresh ones, and the...

New trends on the frozen food market: IQF cheese


There has been a constant growth in the cheese industry over the last 10 years, fueled by the increasing demand for ready to eat meals, healthy snacks, organic cheese as well as higher demands from frozen pizza producers. Today’s consumers ask for convenience, thus manufacturers offer products and packaging solutions that are portable and easy to use. Many manufacturers are...
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How to achieve high quality IQF banana


Bananas are one of the most demanded fruit worldwide, known for providing a quick and sustained energy boost. They are easy to digest and don’t contain any fat, cholesterol or sodium. Bananas have been commercialized on the market for decades, but the increasing demand for new, diverse and high-quality products, made the producers come up with new alternative products. The...
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New Trends in the IQF industry: IQF seafood


Seafood is gaining more popularity among consumers and it is now a broadly consumed product all over the world. Seafood is rich in protein and it is a big source of vitamins such as vitamin D, vitamin A, as well as anti-inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids, not to mention that it is seen as a healthier alternative to other protein...
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Frozen Foods Trends: Listening to the Voice of Market Players


The OctoFrost team has conducted a survey among players o the frozen foods market and we would like to share our findings with you. When looking at the markets of different applications here are some interesting insights: Frozen Meat and Poultry The market is still dominated by bulk packaging due to better prices, however more and more customers are ready...