Method and apparatus for heating or cooling of foodstuffs

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PATENT NO 7784397
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10598721

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The invention relates to a method and a product for heating or cooling including freezing of food items in a rotating closed pipe serpent. The technology includes a closed non-circular rotating pipe serpent for processing of food items, where the food items are transported in a preparation liquid through the pipe serpent during either heating or cooling. The invention secures a gentle but efficient mixture of the food items that prevents clogging, which secures a homogeneous thermal processing of the individual food items, which again secures a high quality of the final food items. Simultaneously the products used for processing are easy to clean, which results in low costs. The process can be run entirely automatic without the involvement of manual labor, which results in minimal demands for process resources and ensures a high standard of hygiene. Several independent rotating pipe serpent units can be combined so that the food items can run through numerous successive heating- or cooling processes in batches or in a continuous flow. The process is suited for processing of many different types of food items such as meat, shellfish or vegetables whether these are going to be steamed, blanched or boiled in liquids such as water or oil.

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LAITRAM L L C200 LAITRAM LANE LEGAL DEPT HARAHAN LA 70123

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Holmstrup, Kjeld Aalborg, DK 1 1
Vedsted, Lars Vadum, DK 7 20
Vedsted, Soren Vadum, DK 2 4

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