Classica Group Technologies Italia has made the first sale of its new microwave heat processing system to Savio Corporation of Tricesimo Italy, a manufacturer of novelty foods.
The system is being used to process a mixture of grated cheeses for a snack line called Frico Friulano. This product requires a process capable of uniformly and rapidly heating and drying a mixture of sensitive dairy ingredients without damaging them during processing. The result is said to be a nutritious, high quality cheese snack. The snack is marketed in Italy through retail channels and the Internet.
CGTI claims that its technology was selected because of its capability to optimise the product's texture and flavour while reducing its moisture to the desired level.
"This unique cheese snack is presently available only through the use of our patented system. For this application we combined the microwave heat processing with a special design feature that permits the processing of cheese packaged in aluminum trays," said Scott G. Halperin, Classica's CEO.
"This customised process is now available for demonstration to potential clients in North America utilising our state-of-the-art multi-functional microwave system located at our New Jersey laboratory," Halperin added.
The Classica Group's microwave technology segment uses microwave-based technology which aims to provide food manufacturers with the ability to deliver new and improved food products that satisfy today's consumer demands for safe foods, convenience in preparation, and high in quality. The system is also said to offer significant cost savings, which gives a competitive pricing advantage.