IQF News and Articles

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


Pasta producers are slowly moving towards free-from pasta products


Consumers shopping habits are evolving more and more towards free-from and healthy food options, including ready meals with pasta as well as frozen pasta varieties. Because of this growing trend, pasta producers are coming up with new innovative products and strategies, designed to both diversify their portfolio and to expand in more geographical areas, thus attracting more consumers. World’s top...
OctoFrost Group is taking over Innotec Systems

OctoFrost Group has acquired Innotec Systems


The Swedish globally recognized manufacturer of individual quick freezing (IQF) freezer tunnels, OctoFrost Group, with installations in more than 50 countries, has taken over 100% of the shares of the Dutch Innotec Systems BV. Innotec Systems is a well-known manufacturer of customised industrial food processing machinery and industrial food processing lines with strong expertise in thermal processes like blanching, cooking...
meat and poultry market

So what’s new with the meat and poultry market in Europe?


Europe is home to some of the largest meat producers in the world. France is in top 3 largest meat producers in the region. For beef and veil production, France ranks as number one, while in poultry it is on second spot behind Poland. The poultry market is dominated by a few giants like LDC Group, Plukon Group, Group of...
innovation, iqf

Innovation is an essential tool for stimulating IQF demand worldwide.


The global market of IQF fruits and vegetables will continue to grow with a double digit CAGR by 2027 due to increased demand from both foodservice and retail sectors, reports Frozen Food Europe. USA and Canada are expected to account for the biggest part of the IQF fruits and vegetables market. Asia Pacific market is expected to grow with a...

Installation of an IQF freezer


Iqf processors have a lot of things to consider when deciding to invest in an Iqf equipment, all from the cost of purchase, energy efficiency, operational costs, technical features, cleanability, quality of the IQF products, production hours and down time, and footprint. Sometimes iqf processors forget to think about the logistics and installation of the freezer. This is another important...

IQF rice – Challenges and opportunities


The consumption of IQF rice is strongly determined by the fast growing frozen ready meals market, which is expected to grow significantly during 2017 and 2022. The market is growing and there are big opportunities ahead of IQF rice processors, with specialty rice varieties such as wholegrain, wild rice and black rice that have become increasingly popular due to a...