Quadro, the US-based food equipment provider, has assisted a US seafood processor in reducing costs by supplying it with custom-made bread coating machinery.
In the food industry breadcrumbs are commonly used to coat various types of food products, such as clam strips, shrimp and fish. As wetted food pieces travel on a wire mesh conveyor, the breadcrumb coating is sprinkled onto the food pieces. The problem on the production line is that excess damp breading falls through the wire mesh and is often lost as waste.
One seafood processor, which preferred to remain unnamed, approached Quadro to try and help it with wasted breadcrumbs. On an average day the company was discarding as much as seven dumpster loads of wetted breadcrumb coating. Upon installation of a Quadro Comil, the processor was able to reclaim all the excess bread coating. A second Comil was consequently purchased with the savings realised from the sale of the first piece of machinery.
The Quadro Comil is a stainless steel, sanitary size reduction mill. It operates using low energy (in the previous customer's case, only 2Hp units were used), generating low noise and low dust. There are nine scaleable models for capacities of less than 100 grams to 27,000kg/hr.
All equipment is manufactured to cGMP guidelines and Comils have been installed in FDA facilities worldwide. USDA approved models are also available and have been installed in many food plants around the world.