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North Star flake ice is used throughout all stages of processing meats and poultry.
 

Flake ice in Poultry applications:

  • reduction of water temperature in spin chillers
  • removal of heat from poultry after slaughter and dressing
  • maintaining cool temperatures of cut parts throughout processing
  • case icing of fresh product prior to shipping
  • top icing shipping containers in trucks and rail cars
     

Flake ice in Meat Processing applications: 

  • flake ice is an actual ingredient within the processed meat mixture
  • maintaining cool temperatures of cut parts throughout processing
  • case icing of fresh product prior to shipping
  • top icing shipping containers in trucks and rail cars
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Ice usage with meat and poultryConsiderations

The faster ice melts, the more quickly it transfers heat out of a perishable product. In all meat and poultry applications, flake ice provides a significant advantage over other types of ice.  Thin, flat flake ice provides maximum cooling surface area and melts more quickly than other types of ice. Flake ice does not clump and blends easily into mixtures making it ideal as an ingredient in processed meats.

Greatest Cooling Surface Area
Flake ice has more than 17,000 square feet (1,579 square meters) of surface area per ton of ice providing greater cooling efficiency than any other type of ice.

Faster Cooling
The thin shape of flake ice (1.5mm) allows it to melt quickly for the fastest heat transfer. Ice only cools when it melts, so faster melting equals faster cooling.

Thorough Product Mixing
Flake ice melts rapidly to dissipate heat and add moisture to meat mixtures. Flake ice will not clump, blends easily, and will not damage expensive mixing equipment.

Easy to store and distribute
North Star flake ice is completely dry and free-flowing, it will not fuse together in a storage bin or clog critical delivery systems. 

Cost-effective production
Flake ice is the most economical ice to produce, requiring only 1.3 tons of refrigeration per ton of ice from 60ºF (16º C) water.

Meat & Poultry Success Stories

Avícola La Guasima
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Solutions

North Star flake ice is used throughout all stages of processing meats and poultry.
 

Flake ice in Poultry applications:

  • reduction of water temperature in spin chillers
  • removal of heat from poultry after slaughter and dressing
  • maintaining cool temperatures of cut parts throughout processing
  • case icing of fresh product prior to shipping
  • top icing shipping containers in trucks and rail cars
     

Flake ice in Meat Processing applications: 

  • flake ice is an actual ingredient within the processed meat mixture
  • maintaining cool temperatures of cut parts throughout processing
  • case icing of fresh product prior to shipping
  • top icing shipping containers in trucks and rail cars

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