Poultry

Our Chilling solutions for Extending Poultry Shelf Life

Thor-Ice Poultry Chilling Solution Is a patent pending solution, developed specifically for poultry processing. Used to chill colder and more rapidly than existing technologies, the Thor-Ice Poultry Chilling Solution helps increase freshness that customers and governmental controls demand, while extending shelf life of poultry. It also increases chilling throughput of the system.

By using Controlled Slurry ice as a chilling substance and applying Thor-Ice Poultry Chilling Solution, processors can successfully improve chilling without making radical and expensive changes to the production processes. Our plug-in and bolt-on solutions save time and money without interrupting production flow.

Poultry processing

Across the industry, increased attention is on bacterial counts, energy costs, and enlarged poultry that is becoming too big for existing lines. Thor-Ice has developed retrofit or bolt on systems that are fully controllable and economical. Their low investment cost saves energy and speeds up production with an optimizing effect on operations and environment. Return on investment is often 1 year or less. Producers are satisfied as they avoid having high investments in and around the chilling chambers, since Thor-Ice solutions easily fit into any existing set-up by boosting chilling results.

Our system for poultry processing are intended for all sizes of poultry producers. ThorIce Slurry Ice machines and systems for poultry chilling have been developed by and in close collaboration with well established European poultry producers, food institutes, and teams of scientists.
Thor-Ice offers solutions that vary in size and can be adjusted to each client’s preferences.

Area of targeted chilling

  • Inside the carcass
  • On the breast
  • Hard to reach crevasses in the skin
  • Behind neck area
  • On and behind drumsticks

The Main Benefits of THOR-Ice Poultry Chilling Solutions are:

  • Improved yield
  • Reduced growth of harmful microbes
  • Full monitoring and control from harvesting to consumption
  • Optimized operational costs
  • Extended shelf life

The system is modular, and it is designed to complement spray chilling for more efficient chilling of poultry. It uses special spray nozzles, IceGuns (Patent pending), to apply IceSlurry inside and/or outside the poultry as it passes through the chilling lines
The IceGuns are designed to spray IceSlurry at the correct concentration and temperature to maximize cooling efficiency. The number of IceGuns and their position will differ at each site in order to adapt the individual processes and to maximize the desired result.

The use of THOR-Ice technology offers poultry producers the ability to:

  • Innovative hardware and software toolbox: Slurry Ice machines, Storing and Distributions units, IceGuns®, Data Warehouse and Reporting tools
  • Rapidly reach lower temperatures and maintain them all the way to the consumption
  • Rapid chilling and lower temperature will reduce bacteria growth and extend shelf-life
  • Increase production capacity without costly modifications to the existing chilling chamber and processing line, as the system is a “plug in” into existing systems
  • Keeps the moisture inside the bird by chilling rapidly
  • Chilling from the inside will increase the total area of the bird to be chilled
  • Certain parts of the bird can be targeted and chilled more than others by aiming the IceGuns at target areas
  • Chill before the blast/spiral freezer and ensure faster freezing time and reduce cost
  • Reach low temperate before packaging and storing
  • Maintain and improve results with proactive data monitoring, documentation of the temperature during processing, with on-line monitoring and a data warehouse