Meat+Poultry - July 2018 - ground beef - 17
beef category, from mixing and grinding to forming to packaging.
In the mixing and grinding area, suppliers have
focused on improvements that reflect consumers'
changing preferences and processors' operating
requirements. At Reiser, Kerr cites some updates.
"Our low pressure grinding solutions do less cell
structure damage during the reduction of the lean
meat and in keeping the fat particles intact. We are
When it comes to
patties, processors have
a myriad of options
patties to satisfy changing consumer tastes.
supplying automated lines that adjust the desired
fat levels in real time before the mixer, metal detection and hard particle elimination," he reports.
Chicago-based Provisur Technologies Inc. has
likewise made enhancements to its mixing and
grinding systems. Last fall, Provisur launched
a new Weiler grinder for smaller packages and
smaller to medium volume throughput applications; the new grinder provides the flexibility to
grind frozen and fresh raw materials with rates
up to 4,400 lbs. an hour.
FORM AND FUNCTION
Over the past few years, and to Kerr's point, a
significant shift in ground beef has been the
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