Meat, Meat Extracts, Or Meat Analog Patents (Class 426/574)
  • Patent number: 11185098
    Abstract: A frozen noodle product includes: a frozen noodle block, as a main food portion, obtained by freezing and hardening a cooked food; and a sauce portion obtained by freezing and hardening a sauce to be eaten together with the cooked food. The frozen noodle block has a sauce-portion arranging surface on which the sauce portion is arranged. An opening is formed in the sauce-portion arranging surface. The sauce portion is arranged on the frozen noodle block such that the lower end side, which is a part of the sauce portion, is inserted in the opening and the upper end side, which is the remaining part thereof, projects from the sauce-portion arranging surface side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: NISSHIN FOODS INC.
    Inventors: Toshio Kawahara, Yumiko Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 11071312
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a heat stable plant based protein product. Particularly, the invention relates to a heat stable plant based protein product which can be used as a meat substitute that can be heated by microwaves, fried or grilled. The present invention relates also processes for producing such heat stable plant based protein products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: VALIO LTD
    Inventors: Niko Nurmi, Päivi Myllärinen
  • Patent number: 10470479
    Abstract: A process for producing a protein product for addition to raw meat wherein the source of the protein product is animal muscle or mechanically deboned meat. The animal muscle tissue is mixed with water and homogenized. Protein in the homogenate is solubilized. Solubilized homogenate is heated to a temperature required for pasteurization and/or sterilization according to known standards. The homogenate is then adjusted to a value at which the protein precipitates. The precipitate is free of bacteria and toxins and can be used as meat or added to raw meat for delivery to a consumer as uncooked meat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Proteus Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen D. Kelleher, Caitlyn Frost, William R Fielding
  • Patent number: 10327457
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing meat substitute products, wherein a mixture of water and a vegetable fat/oil comprising a protein, sodium alginate and methylcellulose is processed by shearing/stirring to produce a stable emulsion, and a colloidal solution of divalent metal cations and micellar casein is added to the emulsion for initiating a fiber formation, wherein the quantity of divalent metal cations is selected such that it leads to the initiation of the fiber formation in combination with the micellar casein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ROVITA GMBH
    Inventors: Mehran Rose, Andreas Gebhart, Wolfgang Moser
  • Publication number: 20150132271
    Abstract: Cold and ready to eat beverage cakes, and with a variety of ingredient combinations are suitable for healthy consumption. The beverage cakes are soft in texture and high in nutrition. People can save the time and energy of preparing and cooking of the food. Serving size can be a single serving, and a six pack of servings. Beverage cakes are also created as beverage egg cakes, beverage plus salt source cakes, beverage seafood cakes, beverage meat cakes, beverage bubbles, beverage balls, beverage patties, and beverage sausages. They can be served as cold and hot food for breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner. They can also be used as animal food, baby food, for children with less teeth, for elderly people, and for sick people. Cold and ready to eat beverage cakes with ingredients offer the consumers an easy and convenient way to obtain an affordable, nutritious, and delicious meal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Alice Chang
  • Patent number: 9011957
    Abstract: The present invention relates to oil-containing meal-based products, preferably emulsion-type meat-based products, minced or coarsely comminuted meal-based products, pale and fresh (raw) sausages, comprising besides the standard ingredients commonly foreseen for the particular meat-based products a reduced amount of additives selected from emulsifying agents, stabilizing agents and/or thickening agents. Preferably, the oil-containing meat-based products of the present invention contain a maximum of only one single additive selected from emulsifying agents, stabilizing agents and/or thickening agents. More preferably, the meat-based products of the present invention contain no additives, i.e. no emulsifying agents, no stabilizing agents and no thickening agents. Moreover, the present invention pertains to a process for preparing said oil-containing meat-based products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Creta Farm S.A.
    Inventor: Emmanouil Domazakis
  • Publication number: 20150086679
    Abstract: Described herein is a pet food composition comprising between 55 and 90% by weight raw ground meat, between 1 and 45% absorbent fiber, between 1 and 25% hydrocolloid, between 0.1 and 25% humectant; and a flavouring agent, wherein the composition comprises between 25 and 45% by weight water, and the composition is suitable for rotary molding. The composition can be used to make high meat inclusion pet treats that do not contain flour, and that can be made by rotary molding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Kari Seguin
  • Patent number: 8936822
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for manufacturing an animal feed or a foodstuff, comprising the steps of (i) preparing at least one first stream of material and at least one second stream of material, (ii) dispersing the second stream of material in the first stream of material in a laminar fashion in a device for at least partially incompletely blending the first and second streams of material, so that the second stream of material is distributed in the first stream of material preferably in the form of droplets ranging in size from 0.3 mm to 8 mm, (iii) discharging the first stream of material containing the second stream of material in the form of droplets through a nozzle, and (iv) solidifying the first stream of material containing the second stream of material in the form of droplets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Mars, Inc.
    Inventor: Johannes P. Schlebusch
  • Publication number: 20140370115
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved processes for extracting and preparing lipids from biological sources for use in pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and functional foods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Nils Hoem, Asgeir Saebo
  • Patent number: 8871291
    Abstract: Methods and systems for separating muscle tissue from connective tissue are provided, in which animal tissue containing both muscle tissue and connective tissue is subjected to stress, and muscle proteins are separated from the connective tissue. Slurries of separated myofibrillar protein are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: M.P.F., Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Riley, Stanley H. Hultin
  • Publication number: 20140287124
    Abstract: Provided is a method of producing a feed or food product in which an inner layer is encrusted with a gelled outer layer composition, the method including the steps of: preparing an outer layer composition feedstock by adding a secondary feedstock to a protein feedstock and/or a starch feedstock that forms a gel upon heating and then mixing by stirring, and preparing an inner layer composition that is encrusted with the outer layer composition; extrusion molding with an extruder provided with a double nozzle so as to cover a surface of the inner layer composition while simultaneously gelling the outer layer composition feedstock by heat treatment; and cutting a continuously extruded cylindrically shaped product to a fixed length with a shutter mechanism while simultaneously encrusting a cut surface with the gelled outer layer composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Goto, Kazuya Shimizu, Hiromi Ito, Minoru Morita, Yuji Takayama
  • Publication number: 20140220217
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are improved methods and compositions which more accurately replicate the characteristics that consumers value in the preparation and consumption of meat and which overcome the shortcomings and drawbacks of current meat substitutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: MARAXI, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick Brown, Marija Vrljic, Ranjani Varadan, Michael Eisen, Sergey Solomatin
  • Publication number: 20140186510
    Abstract: The invention relates to spreadable meat paste compositions which are improved in their creaminess, a method of making said meat paste compositions and a method of improving the creaminess of meat paste compositions by using Cassia gum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Markus Veen, Achim Budemann
  • Publication number: 20140154386
    Abstract: The present invention relates to oil-containing meal-based products, preferably emulsion-type meat-based products, minced or coarsely comminuted meal-based products, pale and fresh (raw) sausages, comprising besides the standard ingredients commonly foreseen for the particular meat-based products a reduced amount of additives selected from emulsifying agents, stabilizing agents and/or thickening agents. Preferably, the oil-containing meat-based products of the present invention contain a maximum of only one single additive selected from emulsifying agents, stabilizing agents and/or thickening agents. More preferably, the meat-based products of the present invention contain no additives, i.e. no emulsifying agents, no stabilizing agents and no thickening agents. Moreover, the present invention pertains to a process for preparing said oil-containing meat-based products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Emmanouil Domazakis
  • Patent number: 8715762
    Abstract: This invention provides a substitute meat material that has no particular taste and can be readily controlled in terms of the protein amount and energy, and is therefore appropriate for use in food for kidney disease patients. This invention relates to a food composition, which is prepared with a mixture containing a konjac raw material in a hydrated and swollen state, water-insoluble dietary fibers in an amount corresponding to 4 to 40 parts by weight (dry weight base) relative to 1 part by weight (dry weight base) of glucomannan in the konjac raw material, and an alkaline coagulant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: House Foods Corporation
    Inventors: Shoichi Ito, Kanae Arima
  • Patent number: 8691315
    Abstract: A process for preparing a food composition that is easily removed from the container by contacting one or more hydrocolloids with water to prepare a colloidal solution, contacting the colloid solution with one or more food ingredients, and allowing the resulting mixture to form a solid mass having a gelatinous texture, and a food composition produced by such process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Robert Clark, Mark Lee Dierking
  • Publication number: 20140037795
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are frozen and/or gelled fish food products having an increased buoyancy. The frozen and/or gelled fish food products include a food component comprising a frozen and/or gelled fish food composition that encompasses at least one air cavity. The overall density of the food product is less than or equal to the density of feeding water in which it is placed. Also disclosed herein are methods and apparatuses for preparing such frozen and/or gelled fish food products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: OMEGA SEA, LLC
    Inventor: Dennis G. Crews
  • Publication number: 20140030387
    Abstract: The invention relates to an animal protein concentrate, fit for the human consumption, elaborated on basis of a fish protein. More specifically, this invention relates with micro-particle matrix or multicore of fish protein and gelatin, optionally coated, fit for the elaboration of processed food for human consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Cristian Cifuentes Larios, Simón Salosny Hübner
  • Patent number: 8628815
    Abstract: Methods for producing meat analog as well as formulations are disclosed. The novel production method uses a device designed to texturize the product while providing superior heat transfer for cooking. The device includes a helical compression conveyer with internal and external heating sources that delivers a high ratio of surface area for heat transfer to product volume. This results in the device being capable of heating of the emulsion volume as it is moved from the inlet to the outlet of the device to form a meat analog within the device in which the meat analog is formed in multiple segments to result in the meat analog having a defined surface texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Mars, Inc.
    Inventors: Allan A. Torney, Diana L. Ortiz Maldonado, Alexandre C. Mendes, Emine Unlu, Ralf Reiser, Eyal Ben-Yoseph
  • Publication number: 20140010916
    Abstract: The invention provides food analogs and methods of making the food analogs. In general, the methods comprise comminuting one or more meats to produce a meat slurry, admixing one or more flours to produce a powder blend, admixing the meat slurry and the powder blend to produce a dough, and extruding the dough at a shear mechanical energy ranging from about 50 kJ/kg to about 500 kJ/kg and at a temperature ranging from about 60° C. to about 120° C. to produce a food analog. Colorant can be added before, during, or after the admixing or extrusion processes to provide a more natural appearance to the food analog. The food analog can be a meat analog having the appearance of a meat or a non-meat food analog such as a fruit or vegetable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: Patrick Pibarot
  • Patent number: 8603556
    Abstract: The invention provides fried-chunk food compositions comprising (1) food chunks that have been fried in oil at a temperature of from about 110 to 205° C. to produce fried food chunks having a moisture content of about 16% and an Aw of about 0.7 and (2) from about 5 to about 35% plasticizer applied to the fried food chunks, wherein the fried food chunks with applied plasticizer have a moisture content of about 12% or less and an Aw of about 0.65 or less. The compositions are made without using preservatives, have a desirable texture and appealing meat-like appearance, and are shelf-stable and therefore do not spoil due to unwanted microbial growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventor: Dan K. Dixon
  • Publication number: 20130309372
    Abstract: The invention provides food products and methods for making the food products. The products comprise a container comprising a meat emulsion encasing one or more hydrocolloid dispersions wherein the one or more hydrocolloid dispersions and the meat emulsion have a different appearance and texture. Preferably, the one or more hydrocolloid dispersions are xanthan, carboxy methyl cellulose, konjac, guar, agar agar, gum arabic, locus bear gum, cassia, acacia, alginate, carobe, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Nestec SA
    Inventors: Annie Watelain, David Komarek, Laurent Sisiak, Julie Friscourt, Jean Luz Rayner, Maquel Deckark, Michael G. Rayner
  • Publication number: 20130309367
    Abstract: The invention provides products and methods for making the products. The products comprise a container comprising a second emulsion encasing a first emulsion wherein the first emulsion and the second emulsion have a different appearance and texture. Preferably, the first emulsion is a meat emulsion and the second emulsion is a non-meat protein emulsion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Nestec SA
    Inventors: Patrick Pibarot, David Komarek
  • Patent number: 8568813
    Abstract: A method includes combining ground beef with liquid that contains carbon dioxide. The ground beef and liquid are added to a vessel. The ground beef contains relative light and heavy components. The components that are predominantly lean beef will settle to the bottom of the liquid, and components that are predominantly fat will rise to the surface of the liquid. The separated components having predominantly lean beef can be removed from the liquid as a reduced fat ground beef product. The method can be practiced with any material containing fat, including plants and animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: SafeFresh Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony J. M. Garwood
  • Publication number: 20130171317
    Abstract: The invention provides a meat-fat substitute, the forming composition thereof including: at least one edible gum; at least one starch; and water, wherein the at least one edible gum is present in an amount of about 0.5-20 parts by weight, the at least one starch is present in an amount of about 0.5-10 parts by weight and the water is present in an amount of about 60-99 parts by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: FOOD INDUSTRY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTUE
    Inventors: Hsiang-Wen CHANG, Mung-Jen TSAI
  • Publication number: 20130129894
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a water, juice, and/or milk-based jellified ready-to-drink product characterized in that it comprises at least two separate homogeneous gel masses, wherein adjacent separate gel masses have different gel strengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Bisson, Jean-Marc Delort, Anne Marcout
  • Publication number: 20120315365
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for producing a meat composition with a quantity of long chain fatty acids. Specifically, the meat composition comprises a quantity of stearidonic acid enriched soybean ingredient that imparts improved nutritional quality with a quantity of long chain fatty acids, but retains the mouthfeel, flavor, odor, and other sensory characteristics associated with typical meat compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: Solae, LLC
    Inventors: Seok Lee, Candice Lucak, Mac W. Orcutt
  • Publication number: 20120308685
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to food products and methods and systems for producing such products. The food products of the present invention may include uncooked crab meat from species within Decopada Ihfrorders Anotnum (i.e., King Crab and the like) and Brachyura Swimming Crabs and the like) that has been treated with an agent to promote gelation without cooking the meat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: William Gabriel Dough
  • Publication number: 20120295005
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of applying dry ingredients to a meat includes a stuffing horn with separate flow channels. An outer elongated flow channel is configured to have tubular casings disposed therearound. An inner elongated flow channel is disposed within the outer elongated flow channel. A first inlet is configured to introduce a meat stream into the inner elongated flow channel. A second inlet, connected to the inner elongated flow channel, is configured to introduce dry ingredients into the conduit between the outer and inner elongated flow channels. At the end of the stuffing horn, the inner and outer elongated flow channels are configured to create a void space around the meat stream where the dry ingredients are deposited onto an outside surface of the meat stream prior to the meat stream being deposited into a tubular casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas W. Kleckner, Amber Lynne Engelke
  • Patent number: 8287935
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to food products and methods and systems for producing such products. The food products of the present invention may include uncooked crab meat from species within Decopada Infrorders Anomura (i.e., King Crab and the like) and Brachyura (i.e., Swimming Crabs and the like) that has been treated with an agent to promote gelation without cooking the meat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: William Gabriel Dough
  • Publication number: 20120207904
    Abstract: The invention relates to a structured protein product comprised of a texturizable protein and a binding agent. The invention also relates to a method for extruding a wheat-free, and more particularly, gluten-free structured protein product with substantially aligned protein fibers. The method also works for wheat-containing blends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Wesley W. Twombly, Kurt A. Busse
  • Publication number: 20120189751
    Abstract: The invention is embodied in a low cost process for creating organoleptic meat analogs from unmodified potato starch and/or similar amylose/amylopectin containing tubers, roots and grains. The method involves thermo-irreversible gelatinization of starch, freeze-thawing, and incorporating extreme syneresis, to create starch gel nodules. Combining gel nodules with wheat gluten flour during the dough mixing formation of mass quantities of flavor absorbing, thin stranded, juicy, meat-like protein fibers. The product resulting from the method incorporates high quality plant protein, into a low carbohydrate, organoleptic juicy lean-meat analog.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Charles R. Beinecke, Vicki L. McFarland
  • Publication number: 20120183663
    Abstract: An edible oleogel comprising an oil, ethylcellulose and a surfactant is prepared by combining ethylcellulose with an edible oil and a surfactant, and heating the mixture to a temperature above the glass transition temperature of the ethylcellulose. Once the ethylcellulose has fully dissolved and the solution is clear, it is allowed to cool and set as a gel. The resulting oleogel is homogeneous, elastic, substantially anhydrous, and has a gelation temperature below 100° C. It can be used as a fat substitute in foods. Also provided are methods of making the oleogel, and food compositions containing the oleogel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Alejandro Gregorio Marangoni
  • Publication number: 20120177785
    Abstract: Chunks-in-jelly food compositions that contain cereal and/or starch but do not have a cloudy and unappealing appearance are disclosed. The non-cloudy, high-quality appearance of the composition is achieved through the use of a cereal or starch that contains no significant amount of amylose. A method for making the chunks-in-jelly food compositions, means for communicating information regarding the chunks-in-jelly food compositions, and packages containing the chunks-in-jelly food compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Patrick Pibarot, Annie Watelain
  • Publication number: 20120171336
    Abstract: The invention provides wet food compositions that have the characteristics of dry food compositions. The compositions contain from about 90 to about 99% of one or more meat emulsion chunks and from about 1 to about 10% of one or more binders. The compositions are made using a method that produces compositions having a moisture content greater than 45% but, surprisingly, have the characteristics of dry food compositions. The compositions have the relatively high palatability advantages of wet food compositions while having the desirable physical characteristics of dry food compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventor: Dan K. Dixon
  • Publication number: 20120171331
    Abstract: The present embodiments include a ground meat, processed meat, game meat, or sausage that has improved health and taste characteristics. The embodiments include the addition to the meat of a fat emulsion that includes a healthier group of edible oils component, fiber component, water component, and other components that can add additional dietary benefits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: GARY ERVIN, Erin Ervin
  • Publication number: 20120156355
    Abstract: Meat analogue products and methods of making these products are provided. The products are made from compositions comprising a mixture of ingredients, including a vegetable protein, a dough conditioner, and less than about 25% by weight flour. These compositions can optionally further comprise: thermally-preformed, texturized, protein components; oils and/or fats; flavors; spices; seasoning; colors; acids; and preservatives. These products can be provided in a log or slab formation and cut into dices, slices, cubes or any other desired geometry, and packaged and/or further processed as necessary (e.g., added to pizza products). Novel methods for the continuous manufacture of these products using a forming heat exchanger are also provided. This continuous process provides casingless food products analogous to meat products such as pepperoni.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: KERRY GROUP SERVICES INTERNATIONAL, LTD.
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Milne, Widya R. Paramita, Jack William Maegli
  • Patent number: 8163315
    Abstract: There is provided use of a conversion agent to prepare from a food material a foodstuff comprising at least one functional ingredient, wherein the at least one functional ingredient has been generated from at least one constituent of the food material by the conversion agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Danisco A/S
    Inventor: Jørn Borch Søe
  • Publication number: 20120093994
    Abstract: Analog meat compositions produced from vegetable protein and processes for producing the analog meat compositions are described. The compositions are produced with high moisture content, low vegetable protein content, carbohydrate, and, optionally, an edible lipid material and provides a product that simulates the fibrous structure of animal meat and has a desirable meat-like moisture, texture, mouthfeel, flavor and color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Fu-hung Hsieh, Harold E. Huff
  • Publication number: 20120040059
    Abstract: The invention provides flaked fish analogs comprising from about from about 18 to about 25% protein, from about 3 to about 9% fat, and from about 60 to about 85% moisture. The compositions have a realistic fish-like appearance and texture, mostly due to the presence of “flakes” that mimic the flakes of real fish.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventor: Michael John Saylock
  • Publication number: 20110311704
    Abstract: The present invention relates to emulsion-like compositions especially emulsion-like compositions without emulsion stabilizing aids. This invention also relates to a process for manufacturing said emulsion-like compositions and the invention further relates to the use of porous starch in the manufacture of emulsion-like compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: CARGILL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Philippe Barey, Fabien Bouron
  • Publication number: 20110300261
    Abstract: The present invention relates to oil-containing meat-based products, preferably emulsion-type meat-based products, minced or coarsely comminuted meat-based products, pate and fresh (raw) sausages, comprising besides the standard ingredients commonly foreseen for the particular meat-based products a reduced amount of additives selected from emulsifying agents, stabilizing agents and/or thickening agents. Preferably, the oil-containing meat-based products of the present invention contain a maximum of only one single additive selected from emulsifying agents, stabilizing agents and/or thickening agents. More preferably, the meat-based products of the present invention contain no additives, i.e. no emulsifying agents, no stabilizing agents and no thickening agents. Moreover, the present invention pertains to a process for preparing said oil-containing meat-based products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventor: Emmanouil Domazakis
  • Publication number: 20110256294
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing of a cube shaped processed fish is disclosed, which is fish fillet cut into a plurality of pieces to be conveniently eaten and widely used. The method includes forming viscous emulsion for shaping of fish fillet, forming a mixture of the viscous emulsion and the fish fillet, forming a shaped fish fillet by casting the mixture into a mold, steaming the shaped fish fillet, freezing the steamed shaped fish fillet, and cutting the frozen shaped fish fillet into a predetermined shape. Accordingly, since contents of a processed fish product are cut in advance in a proper size, use, eating, and storage of the product are convenient. Also, an improved appearance of the product may increase consumption desire of consumers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: DONGWON F&B CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Yong LEE, Cheon Woo YOO
  • Publication number: 20110250326
    Abstract: A process for making a pet food composition involves the steps of heating a meat portion above its denaturation point and pre-hydration and pre-gelatinization of a carbohydrate source and water to form a carbohydrate portion. The meat composition and the pre-hydrated and pre-gelatinized carbohydrate portion are combined in a cooker and filled into cans to make the pet food composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: Hil's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Wai Lun Cheuk, Peter Antonio Romano, Sithara Sivasankaran Ranjan, Kimberly Lynette Scott
  • Publication number: 20110244090
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the preparation of a meat substitute product in which a protein, a hydrocolloid which precipitates with metal cations and water are mixed at elevated temperature until a homogenous mixture is formed. The mixture is mixed with a solution of a metal cation with a valency of at least 2 to form a fibrous product. The fibrous product is then obtained. The protein used is a material which comprises animal protein or a material derived therefrom, such as curd, cheese, powdered milk or the like. The hydrocolloid is selected from pectin with a low methoxyl group content, gellan gum and alginate. The invention also describes the meat substitute product which is obtained with the aid of the method according to the invention. Furthermore, the invention describes a ready to consume meat replacement product prepared by culinary processing of the meat substitute product which has been explained and has been obtained with the aid of the method according to the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Adriaan Cornelis Kweldam, Gretha Kweldam, Arjen Cornelis Kweldam
  • Publication number: 20110229605
    Abstract: Whole Fish composite Products made from a dry Structural Component and a Fish Meat Powder that has retained most of functional properties and which can both be reconstituted with water and mixed together to produce a range of products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventor: Louis Augustus George Atteck
  • Patent number: 8021709
    Abstract: Methods and systems for separating muscle tissue from connective tissue are provided, in which animal tissue containing both muscle tissue and connective tissue is subjected to stress, and muscle proteins are separated from the connective tissue. Slurries of separated myofibrillar protein are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: MPF, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert O. Hultin, Stanley H. Hultin, legal representative, Christopher Riley
  • Publication number: 20110201545
    Abstract: A method of making a gel-type livestock feed includes initially forming a feed mixture by mixing feed nutrient components, water, alginate, and a calcium component insoluble in water or a sequestrate to inhibit the calcium component from reacting with the alginate. Once the feed mixture is formed, the calcium component is solubilized or the sequestrates affecting the reactivity between the alginate and the calcium component is removed such that a gel feed is formed that includes a gel matrix containing the feed nutrient components. The gel feed may then be fed to the livestock. In another aspect of the present invention, piglets are weaned by feeding the gel feed for at least seven days directly after weaning. The gel feed may also include protein derived from blood with or without egg protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventors: Kent Lanter, Brenda de Rodas, Bill L. Miller, Gary E. Fitzner
  • Patent number: 7998518
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the preparation of a meat substitute product in which a protein, a hydrocolloid which precipitates with metal cations and water are mixed at elevated temperature until a homogenous mixture is formed. The mixture is mixed with a solution of a metal cation with a valency of at least 2 to form a fibrous product. The fibrous product is then obtained. The invention also describes the meat substitute product which is obtained with the aid of the method according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: NUG Nahrungs- und Genussmittel Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Adriaan Cornelis Kweldam
  • Publication number: 20110171359
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the preparation of a meat substitute product in which a protein, a hydrocolloid which precipitates with metal cations and water are mixed at elevated temperature until a homogenous mixture is formed. The mixture is mixed with a solution of a metal cation with a valency of at least 2 to form a fibrous product. The fibrous product is then obtained. The protein used is a material which comprises animal protein or a material derived therefrom, such as curd, cheese, powdered milk or the like. The hydrocolloid is selected from pectin with a low methoxyl group content, gellan gum and alginate. The invention also describes the meat substitute product which is obtained with the aid of the method according to the invention. Furthermore, the invention describes a ready to consume meat replacement product prepared by culinary processing of the meat substitute product which has been explained and has been obtained with the aid of the method according to the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventor: Adriaan Cornelis Kweldam