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Title:
TREATMENT OF FOOD PRODUCTS USING HUMIDITY CONTROLLED AIR
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2000041570
Kind Code:
A8
Abstract:
The present invention provides the discovery that efficient heating of shell eggs can be achieved using convection currents of humidity controlled air. The humidity controlled air heating process described herein provides an efficient and attractive means of pre-heating and/or pasteurizing (i.e., pre-heating and holding) intact shell eggs. Also provided are pasteurized shell eggs produced by the inventive methods. As further aspects, the present invention also provides methods of cooling shell eggs as well as surface sanitizing shell eggs using humidity controlled air.

Inventors:
BALL HERSHELL R JR (US)
DEMEESTER FABIEN (BE)
SCHUMAN JAMES D (US)
Application Number:
US0000900W
Publication Date:
October 26, 2000
Filing Date:
January 14, 2000
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Assignee:
MICHAEL FOODS, INC.
BELOVO S.A.
BALL, HERSHELL, R., JR.
DEMEESTER, FABIEN
SCHUMAN, JAMES, D.
International Classes:
A23B5/005; A23B5/04; A23L3/16; (IPC1-7): A23B5/005
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