vacuum cooling

vacuum cooling

[′vak·yəm ‚kül·iŋ]
(food engineering)
A system of cooling fruits and vegetables prior to shipping; water is caused to evaporate from the surfaces of the food by producing a vacuum around it.
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Vacuum cooling is a rapid cooling method; it is one of the indispensable link in the chain of food refrigeration.
Cures for the vacuum cooling effect are numerous and include insulating the die, directing preheated air over the die, adding resistance heating to the die, and sometimes choosing not to use vacuum forming and reverting to traditional blow molding, which is often the case when running small-diameter nylon tubes.
Now that its vacuum cooling process has become the standard for medium-sized producers worldwide, Swiss-based machine manufacturing company Aston Foods introduces the fully automatic Continua, to allow large-scale bakeries to benefit from the advantages of continuous vacuum cooling.
For example, larger processors use vacuum cooling for a half-hour or longer after the harvest and before the greens are transported for packing.
Gaseous ozone, when introduced during the vacuum cooling process, can potentially inactivate internalized and imbedded pathogens.
Through his vision, Highline was an early leader in introducing vacuum cooling, refrigerated distribution, pre-packaged and triple washed mushrooms into the North American market.
The investment is in a new pastry laminator which will increase the production of pastry four-fold,new equipment handling solutions and a new vacuum cooling and pressure cooking system for the production of pie filling,'' said Mr Jones.
Six cooking and three vacuum cooling lines have been installed in Headland's purpose-built factory.
On vertically acting, horizontally parted machines, however, the water isn't removed from the upper tooling nearly as easily, and the vacuum cooling process is preferred.
This facility uses vacuum cooling to bring the vegetables down rapidly from field temperature.
Up to six vessels can be serviced by one vacuum cooling system.
The product line includes such heavy-duty items as steam-jacketed mixing vessels, horizontal steam retorts, and pressure/atmospheric cooking and vacuum cooling systems.