Blast Freezing

Iceland Cold Storage’s purpose-built facility provides our customers the capacity to blast freeze up to 950 tonne of product, per day.

With a carefully designed layout, we offer six segregated blast freezing rooms, each with it’s own high powered  ondenser/evaporator system and flexible, individual set points, our blast facility effectively maintains temperatures as low as -40 degrees Celsius.

Iceland are able to maximize your products shelf life and quality/freshness, due to achieving optimal air flow within each dedicated blast freezing room. As we are committed to providing an end to end service, temperature monitoring reports can be supplied with all blast frozen receipts.

These data logs allow you, as the customer, to experience “a day-in-the-life” of one of your pallets during this sensitive process.

We allow complete  ransparency in the process so you can be assured that your product has been handled with the utmost care, and of course that it has reached its desired frozen temperature in the most effective and efficient way possible.

Our segregated layout ensures the highest level of quality assurance amongst all grades of product from food, pharmaceutical and plasma/blood.

The Benefits of Blast Freezers for Food Safety & Business

If we are to understand the reasons behind this BLAST freezing, we must look toward the specific benefits that blast freezers hold, as well as the problems that they can prevent within the retail, food service and catering industries.

Bacterial Protection & Control

Meat, fish and poultry can all harbor considerable amounts of bacteria, such as Escherichia coli and Salmonella in their fresh, raw form. These bacteria multiply alarmingly quickly over just a few days if left in unsuitable conditions. However, they can be controlled and destroyed if the correct freezing methods are used.

One of the biggest benefits of blast freezers is that they have the ability to freeze several tons of produce in as little as 24 hours. This rapid process ensures that bacteria has minimal time to develop and keeps produce fresh in bulk.

As a standard requirement, you should ensure that meat, fish and poultry are stored at around -18 °C or colder. At this temperature, bacteria cannot develop and you can be sure that your produce is safer for consumers once it is in their hands.

Why Invest in a Blast Freezer?

If you are looking to expand the amount of stock you hold quickly and without fuss, then investing in a blast freezer service is the right choice for your company. By partnering up with Iceland Cold Store you can begin blast freezing new produce within days, ensuring a plentiful supply of stock and giving your customers a broader product selection.

Great Cost Effectiveness

Operating through blast freezer can not only save you money through minimizing waste but it can help your business expand the produce that it has on-hand. Much like the bacterial and nutritional advantages, expansion is beneficial for both the business and the customer. Food safety should be of the utmost importance for every organization in the industry.

Adopting new and efficient ways to improve this will ensure a harmonious relationship between the company and the consumer and will improve the health of the general population. So, who are blast freezers beneficial for? Butchers, bakers, retailers, food groups and even pharmaceutical companies have all reaped the benefits of blast freezing. Their versatility means that they can be used across several industries and for all types of temperature-sensitive products.