Flexible and user-friendly equipment
“We see a growing demand for minced meat, ready meal and convenience products like hamburgers and meat balls. It is a tough market, though, with heavy competition and low margins,” says David Knox, Commercial Manager at Foyle Food Group in Omagh.
“The ready meal and further processors have been our customers for many years. As a part of their wish for a shortened supply chain, they had been asking us for a long time to also supply minced meat products, in addition to the whole muscles. And it made sense. Minced meat would just be an additional product in our product portfolio.” Foyle Food Group then chose to install a high-capacity minced meat line from Marel.
The line covers the processes of grinding, fat analysis, mixing, weighing, packing and labeling. With the fat analyzer in the line it is possible to act on specific customized orders when needed and correct fat lean content on small batches.
The meat mass—presently 20-30 tons per day—is created based on customer specifications and may change several times during the day.