||Halal Food Technology
Ever seen those commercials on TV that sells
a product to protect your food in the freezer. Yes that typical product.
One or many of the products that you've seen has taken the idea from
this food processing technology. It's called vacuum packing. Vacuum
packing is a process applied to cold storage food through the physical
measurement carried out under conditions below atmospheric pressure.
So why do we need to vacuum pack our product.
Used To Protect The Product From Gas Barriers
Gas barriers are the enemies for meat-based products. Such meat-based
products that contain protein could be reduced to more than 70%. Gas
barriers constituents the atmosphere and cause a physical or chemical
reaction. Vacuum packing leaves no space between the package and the
product. Because of this, no gas or air will appear. There for it
will avoid from the chemical reaction caused due to the atmosphere.
Avoids Ice Particles From
Appearing Onto The Surface of The Product
It is advised that meat-based products are to be
kept in cold storage with the temperature of less than -18°C.
Under these circumstances ice particles will appear on the surface
of the product.
These ice particles makes it difficult to handle
the product for example when you are trying to cook the product.
Due to the fact that vacuum packing leaves no space between, ice
particles are impossible to reappear. It is likely that these ice
particles would only appear on the outside of the package. Not the
The Texture of The Meat
Under the circumstances of high and low moisture levels, meat products
cannot withstand the unpredictable situation. It is hard to avoid
such circumstances as these products in the industry has to be carried
in and out and it has to be transported here and there. When the
products face situations like these, it could damage the texture
of the products.
Vacuum packing makes the product les fragile.
the product is vacuumed packed, it makes handling easier. Therefore
it makes it very reliable to be carried anywhere or transported
Gives A Good Appearance
to the Product
||The Old Rivers
used to package our products
Heat causes the surface of the product to expand, while
cold causes the surface of the product to decrease. This process of
expanding and decreasing causes the shape of the product to change
into various types. When this happens the appearance will become unattractive.
Take for example, sausages. When it is done manufactured the sausage
will have an elongated shape. When it is vacuum packed the sausage
will still maintain its shape.