Consumer demand for fresh, tasty, home-inspired convenience foods is growing worldwide. And with time at a premium, consumers are becoming more discerning. They want ready-made meals, precooked meats, pizzas and sandwiches that look and taste great.
On the catering side, the last-minute rush before serving food is often stressful, inefficient and expensive. The ability to bundle and front-load tasks can improve economic efficiency and productivity, tighten control over purchasing and storage, and extend the shelf life of catered foods.
The answer from Linde
At Linde, we have the technologies and application expertise to increase your process efficiencies and naturally protect your prepared foods on their journey from your plant to the consumer’s table. Whether you are looking to optimise chilling and freezing or preserve quality with the right packaging, Linde can help.
Our field and in-house experts understand that each ingredient in a prepared dish has its own properties and deteriorates differently. We will advise on the modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) gas mixture best equipped to inhibit deterioration and maintain the overall quality of your product.
You can also rely on our engineers to provide the best cryogenic freezing solution for your needs. This quick-freeze technology can help you maintain quality and reduce the risk of contamination when handling sensitive foodstuffs such as ready-made meals, pizzas, battered and fried products, coated products and sauces.
Once you have finished preparing your convenience dishes, we can help you transport them safely to the consumer’s table. Cryogenic gases such as liquid nitrogen or carbon dioxide are the ideal way to maintain quality through precise temperature control of chilled and frozen foodstuffs during transit.