BAK Food Equipment (Burr Ridge, IL) has announced the availability of the Spiral Bacon Smokehouse, an automated production line from Protech. The Spiral Bacon Smokehouse is the ultimate solution for meat processors who want to take their bacon production capabilities to the highest level of product quality, improve yields and optimize labor.
The system features a linear combination of integrated technologies that transform bacon from raw pork belly into a perfectly seasoned, cooked and smoked product — from start to finish. It delivers in-line injection, optional liquid smoke drenching, drying, natural smoking and freezing of pork bellies that are ready to press and slice. Finished product is consistent and uniform because every piece enters and exits the oven in the same position and at the same temperature, which is monitored and controlled throughout the cooking, smoking and freezing process.
The patent-pending Spiral Bacon Smokehouse system is capable of cooking and freezing 8,800 lbs. of product per hour. Furthermore, the fully integrated system requires no additional accessories or equipment, such as combs, smoke trollies or smoke sticks. It also incorporates clean-in-place technology for quick and easy sanitization.