Cracking the Case of Filters
for Easter in the Food Industry
Have you ever wondered about the manufacturing processes that go into making your chocolate Easter eggs? There is more work involved than you might think, particularly when it comes to filtration. Filters play a crucial part in any industry where the prevention of contamination is essential. The right filtration products preserve the longevity of industrial machines, eliminating unwanted debris. They also ensure a higher quality of end product. While it would not be appropriate for us to share the secret strategies that go into creating our favourite Easter treats, the season got us thinking about the power of filters. Without screens and sieves, would Spring be the same?
Filters in the Chocolate Sector
Proper filtration in the food and beverage industry is critical. This sector is held to the highest standards when it comes to hygiene and product quality. That means that any chocolate producer, including the ones that create your Easter eggs, cant afford to take risks with their filtration. No matter how clean and well-maintained a factory is, theres always a risk that foreign bodies can enter the chocolate in various places. For instance, when creating Easter eggs, liquid "rework" chocolate is often moved into storage tanks where it mixes with new chocolate. Liquid filtration units keep the mixture pure and free from contamination. Additionally, processed chocolate moves through various transportation pipes that require multiple filters to preserve the quality of the product. Take a look at Cadburys complex Easter egg creation process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDqFcL8dPfI.
Keeping Easter Chocolate Fresh
When chocolate and other food substances are filtered, the aim isnt just to remove contaminants. Filtration also keeps your treats fresher for longer. After all, Easter eggs need to maintain their deliciousness for months at a time! Filters can even help to balance the ingredients in a food manufacturing plant, to improve the taste of the finished item. Through a variety of different, specialised filters, food companies can create safe and tasty treats for your Easter basket year after year. Their carefully structured process safeguards the quality of liquid chocolate by removing contamination. Whats more, as with any industry, filtration also reduces product wastage and maximise productivity for the brand.
From Chocolate Eggs to Egg Separation
Filters arent just for Easter.
A bespoke filtration strategy can cut costs, boost productivity, and enhance the value of end products in any food or beverage space.
Since its Easter, lets examine a relevant case study from a Dutch egg processor. Using HiFlux Filtrations self-cleaning liquid filters, this company was able to improve the performance of their product line dramatically. With a new auto-line filter, the egg company can filter protein at 100 microns, instead of their previous 800. Additionally, the organisation was able to keep production interruptions to a minimum, with 16 hours a day of production. They were also able to eliminate manual cleaning, reduce their use of rinsing water, and minimise the consumption of compressed air. The egg business even used their auto-line self-cleaning filters to improve the way they managed both yolk and egg whites separately. Filtration is now available at 500 microns for the whole egg and yolk, instead of 1000 microns. Thats a process thats twice as effective.
Investing in Food Filtration
Whether youre involved with the creation of chocolate Easter Eggs or processing the eggs that we eat for breakfast, there are filtration needs in every facet of the food and beverage space. Through bespoke filtration strategies, companies can save on maintenance costs, improve the longevity of their machines, and even make sure that theyre delivering a cleaner, more palatable end product to their loyal customers. Here at Croft Filters, we pride ourselves on being the go-to source for filtration in the food and beverage space. Were here to deliver excellent results to egg manufacturers and processors, regardless of whether their finished product chocolate or eggs that are ready to scramble. Come and find out more about the Croft filtration solutions for the food and beverage industry today.