METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING STERILIZED FOOD PRODUCT

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20120114821A1
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12941135

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A method is for handling a sterilized food product and includes sterilizing an intermodal container including a rigid shell having an elongate shape with opposed closed ends and a discharge port in one of the closed ends. The intermodal container also includes at least one support frame assembly supporting the rigid shell and configured to permit rotation between a generally horizontal orientation and a generally upright orientation. The method may also include aseptically filling the intermodal container with the sterilized food product; and transporting the filled intermodal container in the generally horizontal orientation via at least one of rail, truck, and ship and while maintaining the sterilized food product in aseptic conditions. The method may also include rotating the intermodal container to the generally upright orientation, and emptying the sterilized food product from the discharge port.

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JOHN BEAN TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION70 WEST MADISON STREET SUITE 4400 CHICAGO IL 60602

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Brocker, Paul P Lakeland, US 3 2
Schrader, Gregory W Lakeland, US 28 104

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