Global warming is heavily debated in some circles, but governing bodies worldwide have declared it a reality, regardless of personal belief. For the past 30 years, regulatory agencies around the world have been working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, beginning with the 1987 Montreal Protocol, which was the first globally supported legislation to reduce ozone-depleting substances.
Pierino Frozen Foods, Inc. is said to be one of the first prepared foods processors to harness new cryogenic ‘rolling-wave’ technology to individually quick-freeze (IQF) gourmet pasta out of its 30,000-square-foot, SQF-certified facility in Lincoln Park, Mich.The CRYOLINE CW IQF freezer, patented by Linde LLC, Murray Hill, N.J., uses a proprietary rolling-wave action to keep IQF products separate as they freeze.
Capable of processing more than 20,000 lb./hr. of product, the hygienically designed Linde immersion spiral cryogenic freezer has a first stage that applies an instant crust freeze with liquid nitrogen; the cold gases from the first stage travel into the second stage to maximize the use of BTUs.