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Duck processing for today's and tomorrow's needs
24 Nov 2015
Duck meat is becoming an affordable luxury product and is growing in popularity. Consumers want to choose from a wide variety of attractive products, such as whole ducks, half ducks, legs, quarters, fillets and wings
- Vadim Shalvovich Vaneev, CEO of Eurodon Holding, Russia
In more and more markets duck products acquire acclaim. Duck meat is tasty and it offers a good and healthy source of protein. "Duck meat is becoming an affordable luxury product and is growing in popularity. Consumers want to choose from a wide variety of attractive products, such as whole ducks, half ducks, legs, quarters, fillets and wings," says Vadim Shalvovich Vaneev, CEO of the Eurodon Holding and proud user of Marel Stork equipment in Russia's first large-scale duck processing plant.
We have developed highly intelligent, dedicated solutions which take into account all unique aspects of the duck's anatomy.
As ducks have a natural floating capacity, extra measurements have to be taken during the immersion procedures. That's why duck scalders are equipped with an extra agitator to cause a downward water flow.
As far as the end products are concerned, a perfect duck skin presentation is extremely important to meet the highest possible requirements. Therefore we introduced an elaborate, efficient waxing system to thoroughly remove all feathers without damaging skin.
Marel Stork is able to set up completely automated, specialized duck processing plants with a high-speed capacity up to 6,000dph. Besides an unrivalled level of automation, the unique modular inline solutions ensure a consistent production of duck meat with the highest possible yield and quality.
We strongly focus on food safety and responsible production. Animal welfare, hygiene and full traceability as well as reduced water and energy consumption are key factors to be considered. From live bird supply to evisceration, from chilling to deboning, slicing, batching and marinating, every single step in the process is dedicated to the conscientious production of the finest duck meat.
In this way we're ready for today's requirements of duck processors and consumers; inspired by future challenges we already target to fulfill tomorrow's needs.