Patents Assigned to Furman Foods, Inc.
  • Patent number: 6635290
    Abstract: A process for preserving foodstuff by acidifying it with a phosphoric acid water solution. The foodstuff is immersed in the phosphoric acid solution with appropriate time pressure and temperature conditions to result in a state of equilibrium in which a pH of 4.6 or less is achieved. Any unwanted tart aftertaste is masked with a sweetening agent added to the acid solution. The process is used to produce a chili mix including rehydrated beans, vegetables, and spices, all of which are packaged in a shelf stable pouch particularly suited for the restaurant trade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: Furman Foods, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard B. Boyer, Jr., James L. Bakker