Raw IQF Chicken Processing Plant

Raw IQF Chicken Processing Plant

Benefits for the Food Service Industry
You’re in the kitchen prepping food for this evening’s menu. Chicken breast is the main ingredient , you bought half a dozen packages last week, it should be enough to cover this evening’s menu.

You are opening the package you find the chicken meat stuck together in one large lump. You try to break it up by banging the bag on the countertop. It doesn’t work so you grab a knife and begin to chip away, prying loose pieces from the frozen lump.

Your restaurant will soon be full of customers, but you’re standing in your kitchen wishing that you could just take the amount you need from the bag.

Maybe you’ve found yourself in a similar situation, your plans compromised by poor packaging or some other fault in the production process.

Not to worry, you can avoid nightmares like this one by choosing Individual Quick Freezing (IQF) is a method of food preservation unlike any other. Using advanced technology, individual pieces poultry are rapidly frozen, retaining both quality and taste.
The quick-freezing time makes sure your products will be as fresh as ever, from the moment you open the bag to the time you serve your guests.

The Tech Behind IQF
IQF uses extremely fast freezing. This stops bigger ice crystals from forming, which can harm the product. Slower freezing methods allow bigger ice crystals to develop, which will damage the product at a molecular level.

When food is frozen by slower methods is defrosted, part of it ends up being damaged by those large ice crystals. IQF freezing is simply too fast to allow these big crystals to form.
With such quick freezing, the cells of the product itself remain unharmed and keep their original freshness.

Benefits of IQF

  • Portion control
  • Saves time
  • Waste reduction

There are a few benefits to IQF when compared to other food preservation methods. First, portion control. IQF makes taking your product out of the bag a whole lot easier. Remember our example with the chicken meat? They were frozen into one big lump because of freezing methods. With IQF, however, each piece of product is individually frozen, ensuring that they won’t stick to one another or the bag, allowing you to take exactly as much as you need anytime.

Second, using IQF products will save you a lot of time, individually frozen pieces stay separated, which allows them to thaw faster than one big frozen lump.

Lastly, IQF will help you to reduce waste, since you can remove and use only what you need when you need it, you won’t waste food by taking out too much at one time, only to later throw away the excess.

IQF Compared to Other Freezing Methods

When it comes to wholesale chicken preservation, IQF is more cost effective than Cold Store Freezing. IQF will give you:

  • Better quality
  • Improved appearance
  • More vitamins and minerals
  • More product when defrosted

Eurofoods UK Ltd can Offer a range of high-quality frozen chicken products that range from 1Kg retail bags up to 10Kg cases suitable for food service.

IQF Frozen Chicken breast fillets , Chicken Leg Quarters, Chicken Wings, Thigh Meat. With a range of meat content available using clean dec ingredients to achieve the customer requirements.