Fish processing operations result in many “leftovers” that are traditionally considered relatively low in value. Most are normally turned into fish meals and other products used as components in animal feed.
It is now possible to turn such leftovers and other raw materials into a rich source of high-value edible proteins with a wide range of attractive uses and considerable commercial potential.
Surimi is one such product – a popular fish-based food product specifically intended to mimic the texture, consistency and colour of the meat of lobster, crab and other shellfish.
To be sold as high-value products, the edible proteins in fish and shellfish must be processed with the utmost care. Alfa Laval provides a range of equipment for doing this, including the AlfaPlus surimi processing line, in which advanced centrifugal separation technology replaces the rotary screens and filters that are the traditional method of separation.