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Title:
METHOD FOR SEPARATING LEAN BEEF AND FAT
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2012/170476
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A method for the separation of fat from meat. The method includes, providing pieces of meat containing lean and fat; subjecting the meat to chilling for a time sufficient to render the fat into a brittle condition; and, with a machine, and with the fat in the brittle condition, subjecting the meat to a crushing force to separate particles of fat from the meat. A related method includes transferring a mixture through a conduit, wherein the mixture comprises lean particles with frozen water, fat particles, and a fluid, allowing the frozen water in the lean particles to thaw as the mixture travels through the conduit, and increases a density of the lean particles, accumulating the lean particles with non- frozen water at a first elevation in the conduit, and accumulating fat particles at a second elevation in the conduit, wherein the first elevation is lower than the second elevation.

Inventors:
GARWOOD, Anthony, J. M. (9772 S.E. 41st. Street, Mercer Island, WA, 98040, US)
Application Number:
US2012/041018
Publication Date:
December 13, 2012
Filing Date:
June 06, 2012
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
SAFEFRESH TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (9772 S.e. 41st Street, Mercer Island, WA, 98040, US)
GARWOOD, Anthony, J. M. (9772 S.E. 41st. Street, Mercer Island, WA, 98040, US)
International Classes:
A22C9/00; A22C17/00
Domestic Patent References:
WO2003101210A12003-12-11
WO2006060596A22006-06-08
WO1991005502A11991-05-02
Foreign References:
US20050260311A12005-11-24
US20090214733A12009-08-27
US5965184A1999-10-12
US5552171A1996-09-03
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
CRUZ, Laura, A. (Christensen O'connor Johnson Kindness PLLC, 1420 Fifth Avenue Suite 280, Seattle WA, 98101-2347, US)
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