Savvy Engineering Helps Mimic Natural Look and Feel of Meat, Poultry
York, PA: —- Continuous Processors from process equipment manufacturer Readco Kurimoto, LLC, York, Pa. (www.readco.com), automatically impart a choice of textures to plant-based meat products to mimic the look and feel of natural beef, pork, sausage, and other types of meat and poultry. Capable of shredding, macerating, and pulling finished products into a variety of forms, the Continuous Processors effectively texturize plant-based products that use soy, whey, wheat, pea and other proteins while simultaneously adding flavors, seasonings, and other ingredients in a single step. To achieve the targeted textures, the Continuous Processors feature an aggressive, co-rotating, twin-screw configuration with a flattened paddle arrangement that applies high intensity shear over a relatively long barrel length.
Consolidating a multi-step process into one, automated step combining both wet and dry ingredients, the Continuous Processors integrate mixing, blending, flavoring, seasoning, heating, encapsulating, and texturizing, among other processes, for fast, efficient, repeatable production without the stoppages and frequent cleanings required in batch processing. The food processing equipment is available in USDA- and 3A-compliant designs and is custom-engineered for each installation to meet targeted quality and production requirements.
The Readco Continuous Processors are manufactured in the company’s York, Pa. headquarters based on testing conducted on full-size equipment in its on-site laboratory. Actual plant-based products and formulations are tested to verify performance in an environment simulating actual operating conditions.
For a free brochure or more information, contact Readco Kurimoto, LLC, 460 Grim Lane, York PA 17406; 800-395-4959; or see www.Readco.com.