N2 or CO2 for Temperature Control of fresh blended & Frozen pet foods
Higher Productivity for High Quality Products
Rapid heat removal with either liquid nitrogen or pressurized carbon dioxide gas precisely controls the processing temperature in premium pet food products. Exact processing temperature helps to ensure the thorough incorporation of protein, fat, seasoning and essential ingredients during grinding and mixing for fresh products. For frozen pet meal and treat products, either nitrogen or carbon dioxide systems quickly reduce product temperature to a set target temperature improving production rate and maintaining high product quality.
Fresh and Fresh-Frozen Selections
For a growing segment of the population, pets are people, too. At least when it comes to better quality pet food options. As pet owners become more health and ingredient conscious for their own diets it carries over into the health of their pets and the ingredients that they look for in their pets’ food. Fresh is widely regarded as better-for-you than processed, so fresh and fresh-frozen pet foods are becoming more in-demand and, consequently, more prevalent.
Many Forms and Varied Formulations
Whole muscle cuts, ground product and diced portions are the leading ingredients and require precise temperature control to retain the initial high quality. Liquid nitrogen or liquid carbon dioxide in the gases' coldest, cryogenic form are effective and highly efficient tools to rapidly reduce product temperature. The precise temperature requirements to thoroughly chill or quickly freeze product to a target temperature is key. These Praxair gases in combination with cryogenic freezing, chilling, injection cooling and direct snowing systems allow for the production of not only pet entreés but also improved productivity for a variety of fresh snack, jerky and freeze-dried treats.