Food Processing

Food Processing

Industrial microwave heating has its origins in the food industry. Raytheon introduced the first high power microwave heating system is the 1980s, and today there are over a thousand food processing plants around the world using microwave systems for a variety of applications, including:

  • Tempering frozen meats
  • Cooking bacon
  • Preparation of pre-cooked food such as snack products
  • Sterilization and pasteurization
  • Drying bakery products to enhance shelf life
  • Processing raw foodstuffs: fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices

Conveyor belt-type systems are most often used for food processing.   They are specially designed to meet FDA requirements and have full washdown/CIP capabilities.


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