Improving the storage environment…
Chilled meat requires Category 7 Storage Climate Conditions (SCC VII) being, particular temperature, humidity and ventilation conditions. Maximum storage life and best meat quality are primarily achieved by maintaining the correct chill temperature and air moisture content.
Ideally, the chill temperature should be between 0-2°C with a relative humidity of 80-85% – conditions which Coolertech filters can help produce.
Storage facilities should have minimal fluctuations from this target temperature because if much higher, the rate of spoiling rapidly increases; and if much lower, cell juices freeze and ice crystals form. Likewise, relative humidity should also be rigorously maintained because lower values result in increased weight losses due to drying out; while higher values increase humidity and bacteria activity.
Coolertech filters release clean moisture in times of low humidity and adsorb excess water vapour and contaminants when the air is too wet. And with bacteria-friendly excess humidity gone, your refrigerator system will maintain its set temperature with far more consistency and ease.
Chilled meat is also highly sensitive to foreign odours, absorbing them rapidly, so removing odours from your cold-store is therefore essential for delivering quality product. Coolertech filters ‘strain’ the air, trapping large odorous particles like a molecular sieve. Coolertech will regularly service and exchange your filters before they become over-loaded.
The net result from using Coolertech filters is a drier, crisper, colder environment, free of odour and perfectly suited to meat preservation.