JBT FoodTech adds infrared system to cooking options
Published:  31 January, 2014

Global food technology solutions provider JBT FoodTech has added an infrared system to its integrated range of multi-phase in-line cooking options.

The new system is designed to seal the product, locking in the juices. It is an option on the company’s Double D Revoband Continuous Protein Oven, which can then be integrated with a Double D Searer/Grill-Marker and Frigoscandia GYRoCOMPACT spiral freezer to form a complete integrated in-line process.

The cooking system is aimed mainly at ready meal manufacturers. JBT FoodTech says that, with the system, users can reach exactly the required taste, texture, colour and appearance. With the addition of infrared, manufacturers can now seal, cook, sear and then freeze marinated or flame-grilled products exactly to requirements.

Ian Burns, JBT FoodTech’s food processing development engineer, said: “As most ready meal manufacturers will know, the marinade can often be more expensive than the piece of meat to which it’s adhering, so it’s important to make sure it’s not wasted.

“The system ‘locks’ and sets the marinade onto the raw product, so that none of it is lost. The infrared burners also seal the meat, locking in the juices and enhancing the taste.”