The increase in working population, change in lifestyle, paucity of time, and need for convenience have fueled the demand of packaged and processed food. Availability of frozen food, ready-to-eat snacks and munches, namkeens, instant drink mix, etc., have become the norm.
Effects of Uncontrolled Humidity on Processed Food
Uncontrolled humidity can adversely affect the taste, flavour, and shelf life of processed food. Apart from inferior food quality, the frequent challenges faced by the food processing companies are longer drying time, frequent production downtime, and loss of key characteristics of food products. Therefore, it is imperative to tackle the moisture menace at every stage of food processing. It means one should maintain recommended moisture levels during product drying, processing, packaging, and storage.
Some of the common problems that the food processing industries face are:
Lumping and caking in powders
Uneven drying in spices
Loss of crispness in wafers and chips
Loss of taste and freshness
Stickiness in candies and confectioneries
Disformation and discoloration in candies and confectioneries
Bry-Air Desiccant Dehumidifiers provide the most effective and economical solution to humidity related problems during product drying, processing, packaging, and storage. It helps in fastening the drying process, helps in maintaining consistent production, ensure uniform coating, maintain food quality and shelf life.
Some of the food applications:
Meat and seafood
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