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1. The temperature below which a liquid becomes solid.
2. Congealing, stiffening, or hardening by exposure to cold.


Congealing, stiffening, or hardening by exposure to cold.

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Based on geographic/regional distribution the global Individual Quick Freezing (IQF) Fruits Market is studied for key regional markets focusing on the respective geographic trends and statistics, and thereby delivering market size and forecast values.
Starfrost Managing Director, Neil Winney said: "The MS Turbo IQF Tunnel is designed for effective individual quick freezing of large quantities of loose products, including careful handling of wet and delicate food items.
But all of this changed in the early 1960s, when a frozen food industry technology Leader, Helsingborg, Sweden-headquartered Frigoscandia Equipment AB, invented the fluidization process for individually quick freezing (IQF) products.
The word Birds Eye is synonymous with the frozen food industry, originating with the inventor of quick freezing, Clarence Birdseye, an early biological engineer.
Seafood processing; adding value through quick freezing, retortable packaging, cook-chilling.
The Carlsbad, Calif.-based company employs Individual Quick Freezing technology to flash-freeze its sauces separately in chips, thereby ensuring that pastas stay firm and vegetables remain crispy.
"Jarkov" the mammoth (named after its discoverer) fossilized through quick freezing. Fossilization by ice requires a sudden plunge in temperature almost immediately after an animal or plant's death.
Neil Winney says: "Modern day high tech mechanical IQF (Individual Quick Freezing) tunnels, especially high speed air impingement systems, are quite capable of extremely quick freezing of small, flat, unpackaged food products such as burgers, seafood and fish.