Campbells launches vegetables al dente in combiblocMidi: carton pack on the tinned food shelf
Innovative packaging for food products
Al dente thanks to ohmic heating
The aseptic filling of the vegetable side dishes, containing big, al dente pieces of vegetables, into aseptic carton packs is made possible by a product preparation system that uses the ohmic process. This is a gentle, continuous heating process used to sterilise the products. The food is heated by means of an electric current. The product flows through a compact combination of pipes, which serves as electrical resistance. Compared to conventional thermal sterilisation techniques, the product is not heated over a hot surface, but uniformly through the entire product volume. The electric current goes through the food, causing the temperature to rise rapidly to high degrees Celsius. The advantage of this method is that the product ingredients retain their natural flavour and a firmer consistency than in the conventional retort process used, for instance, in conjunction with food metal cans. The ohmic process is suited in particular for processing chunky products such as fruit, vegetables and meat, vegetable soups and purées.
Once the product has been sterilised, the vegetable dished containing big, al dente pieces of vegetables are filled into aseptic carton packs in the SIG Combibloc filling machines. After the filling process has taken place, the carton packs are ultrasonically sealed above the fill level, and not through the product. This prevents product ingredients from getting caught in the sealed seam - a big plus for aseptic product safety.
SIG Combibloc is one of the world's leading system suppliers of carton packaging and filling machines for beverages and food. In 2012 the company achieved a turnover of 1,620 million Euro with around 4,950 employees in 40 countries. SIG Combibloc is part of the New Zealand based Rank Group.
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