Supermarket Perimeter - February 2020 - 63

INSIDER
TECHNOLOGY

Inventory management

OPERATIONS

Controlling shrink

REFRIGERATORS/
FREEZERS
by Andy Nelson

SERGEY RYZHOV - STOCK.ADOBE.COM

USING COMMISSARIES, CENTRAL KITCHENS AND OTHER
OFFSITE FACILITIES for the
production of value-added and
other perimeter-store fresh foods
is a lifesaver for many grocery
retailers.
But adding an extra step in the
supply chain also comes with
risks, not the least of which is
maintaining the proper temperature of foods so that, when they
arrive at their supermarket destination, they're in peak condition.
That's why retailers and their
supplier partners find it essential to ensure that only the
best refrigerators and freezers
are used.
Torrance, California-based
Bakon offers its commissary, central kitchen and other customers
six blast-freezing options:
x H 80-20 cabinets. A combo
blast freezer and storage freezer, with 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 doors

x H-I blast freezers. The most
space-efficient Bakon option
x Mistral Blast Freezer. A double
rack blast freezer/blast chiller
x IBF blast freezer. Walk-in industrial blast freezer
x Blizzard. A blast freezing tunnel
for products on racks
x Turborunner. Freezer tunnel
that combines speed, reliability
and flexibility
"The most important aspect
for your products is that, after
defrosting, the original tenderness and flavor are retained,"
according to Bakon. "Extensive
research has shown that through
rapid freezing, the ice crystals
remain small, whereby the original structure hardly changes.
When offered for sale, the product not only looks fresh, but the
full aroma and taste have been
recovered."
During the preparation of
fresh confectionery and other

bakery products, air is "whipped
in," whereby the cell structure
becomes small and cell cores are
filled with air and water vapor.
Through the rapid freezing
that Bakon freezers provide,

according to the company, only
the free unbound moisture is
crystallized to small ice crystals.
And because of that, cell walls
don't deform or become porous,
preventing the loss of cell cores
or fusion. The result: the original
fine cell structure and quality are
maintained.
"Bakon's KOMA system is
intended to maintain the fine cell
structure and moisture content,
and consequently the quality
of your product," according to
the company. "For instance, it's

Having the right refrigerators and freezers is critical for commissaries
and central kitchens to deliver the highest-quality product to retailers.

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Supermarket Perimeter - February 2020
Editor's Note - Meat fights back
Contents
The wire
Meal matters
Building trust
Bakery - Europain 2020
Bakery - Sourdough
Deli - Soups
Deli - Asian Cuisine
Meat & Poultry - Packaging
Meat & Poultry - Grass-fed
Produce - Snacks
Produce - Berries
Seafood - Sustainability
Food Safety - Instore bakeries
Commissary Insider
Classifieds
Ad index
Fresh takes
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Supermarket Perimeter - February 2020 - 2
Supermarket Perimeter - February 2020 - Editor's Note - Meat fights back
Supermarket Perimeter - February 2020 - Contents
Supermarket Perimeter - February 2020 - 5
Supermarket Perimeter - February 2020 - The wire
Supermarket Perimeter - February 2020 - 7
Supermarket Perimeter - February 2020 - Meal matters
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Supermarket Perimeter - February 2020 - Building trust
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Supermarket Perimeter - February 2020 - Bakery - Europain 2020
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Supermarket Perimeter - February 2020 - Bakery - Sourdough
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Supermarket Perimeter - February 2020 - Deli - Asian Cuisine
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Supermarket Perimeter - February 2020 - Meat & Poultry - Packaging
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