I received some information from First Food Machinery the other day, about a Vacuum Packer for food products that might be of interest to my readers who are in the Food Production industry (and I know there are some of you out there).
Food Machinery is one of the UK’s premium suppliers of vacuum packers to the food industry and even further afield. Food Machinery knows that vacuum packing extends the shelf life of food products such as raw meat, fish, cheese and even cooked food. A vacuum pack machine can ensure that food is kept in a safe condition and any potentially harmful effect to people’s health is extinguished.
A vacuum packer seals products in an airtight bag, and this function of extracting the remaining air has been extended to many additional areas of food preparation. For example, the sous-vide method of cooking, in which food is sealed then placed in a water bath or in a temperature-controlled steam environment for longer than normal cooking times to cook the item evenly, demonstrates the versatility of a vacuum food sealer.
Food Machinery’s table-top packer is ideally suited for this, ensuring that the inside of the food is properly cooked without overcooking the outside whilst retaining the product’s moisture.
When a vacuum packer extracts the air from around the product which has been placed in a suitable package (such as a vacuum bag or barrier pouch), oxygen is naturally extracted too. Aerobic micro-organisms in food that would usually spoil the product are therefore deprived of oxygen and so their effect is significantly reduced.
The principle of a vacuum packer itself is fairly straightforward – the vacuum bag that contains the product is positioned in the vacuum chamber, the open side of the bag lies over the sealing bar. Once the lid is closed, the vacuum pack machine automatically carries out the four phase vacuum process: extracting the air, injecting gas (optional), sealing and aerating with soft air. All of Food Machinery’s vacuum packers carry out their tasks with consummate ease, which is considered to be a sign of the quality of the machines they supply.