Alfa Laval - Surimi processing

Surimi processing

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.

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Better recovery - better profit opportunities

  • process a wide range of different fish species
  • maximum recovery for a higher yield
  • saves both space and manpower
  • consistently high hygiene standards
With an Alfa Laval surimi solution, fish processing operations get greater recovery – and thus greater profits – from any catch. Impeccable quality and engineering ensure customers important sources of added revenue, backed by the highest standards of reliability, consistency, durability and hygiene.

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.