For fish and seafood processing, the freezing or chilling processes and techniques are key factors in preserving product quality and freshness.
Quality and freshness are paramount to success for any seafood processor. Cryogenic freezing and chilling solutions from Linde can offer a variety of advantages over traditional chilling with ice or CO2 pellets, and mechanical freezing methods:
These advantages can help open up opportunities for seafood processors, particularly those who want to reach new markets across the country, or internationally, with high-value products.
Without proper temperature and process control, foodborne pathogens can quickly multiply and heighten food safety risks.
Fresh fish and seafood rapidly deteriorate due to the presence of certain enzymes and high microbial activity in a moist, neutral pH environment. The breakdown of proteins quickly impacts flavor, and spoilage can result in unpleasant odors -- and risks to food safety. Seafood processors want to ensure that the final processed product -- whether frozen, chilled, or packaged in a modified atmosphere -- retains its freshness.
Solutions for Seafood Processing
Linde’s in-line cryogenic freezing systems for seafood apply flash freezing technologies using either carbon dioxide (CO2 ) or liquid nitrogen, while Linde automated chilling systems chill fresh seafood with CO2 snow and include solutions for consistent chilling on box packing lines. We also offer modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) gases to extend shelf life of fresh or cooked fish and seafood products.
A few of our solutions for seafood processing are below.
Linde makes it easy to adopt the latest cryogenic technology to preserve product quality and increase production, with attractive equipment rental agreements and turnkey service. Find out more about how the Linde Food team can address your specific freezing or chilling challenges.
Find out more about how the Linde Food team can address your specific seafood freezing challenge.
Chilling Fresh Seafood with CO2 Snow
Ideal for: chilling fresh fish, fish fillets, raw shrimp and other raw seafood normally packed in boxes. This fully-automated on-demand CO2 snow chilling system was designed for highly consistent box-to-box chilling on automated packing lines. The chilling zone is enclosed on either side of the conveyor and includes up to four CO2 snow horns and exhaust hood. As packing boxes are conveyed into the chilling zone, a sensor is activated and a precise amount of CO2 snow is automatically dispensed into the box, on or around the product.
Find out more about how the Linde Food team can address your specific seafood chilling challenge.
Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) for Seafood
MAP Package Leak-Detection System - NEW
For detecting leaks in modified atmosphere packages, the patented MAPAX® LD leak detection system tests MAP packages inline -- and can achieve 100 percent sampling at up to 120 packages per minute. Inline testing is a major advantage over other leak-detection methods such as needle- or immersion testing, which may rely on statistical sampling but typically check only a single package for each batch or test period.
Find out more about how the Linde Food team can address your specific modified-atmosphere packaging challenge.