Stalam Radio Frequency (RF) defrosting systems are tempering, softening and defrosting systems for food products including, meat, poultry, seafood and vegetables. The systems are available in Australia and New Zealand from Heat and Control.
The RF systems ensure the product is defrosted to the correct temperature required for the next stage of processing. This is achieved in minutes rather than hours or days as can be the case with large product blocks.
The processing speed and uniformity minimises the risk of product degradations such as drip losses, deterioration of sensorial, chemical and physical characteristics and bacteria growth. This helps to maintain product quality.
The systems enable products to be defrosted in large blocks and directly inside packaging such as carton boxes and polyethylene bags. RF equipment requires less floor space than traditional large defrosting rooms and equipment.