IQF Introduction

IQF
IQF

What is IQF? IQF, Individually Quick Frozen. IQF foods are notable for the fact that each individual piece of food is frozen separately from all the others. For example, a bag of IQF blueberries, it does not simply contain a solid block of frozen blueberries, but rather, each of the individual frozen blueberries is loose inside the bag.

The way foods are frozen in the IQF method involves sending the individual food items on a sort of conveyor belt into a blast-freezer that freezes the item very quickly. Because the food items are separate when they go in, they stay separate after they have been frozen.

The IQF technology is wildly used in frozen food, such as vegetables, seafood, meat, fruits, it is also used in industrial ice cream production.

Source: http://www.snowballmachinery.com/know_view.php?id=124

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