Patent Number: 6,165,528

Title: Method of injection into meat and pickle injector for use therein

Abstract: Providing a method of injection into meat in which brine for curing or seasoning liquid is uniformly dispersed in a green meat efficiently and continuously without deteriorating a meat property; curing and seasoning can be accomplished without using a tumbling machine, a massage machine or the like for a long time; and the brine for curing and the seasoning liquid can be uniformly dispersed even if there is a difference of injection resistance in meat property. This can be achieved by using a pickle injector which is provided with a high-pressure liquid generator constituted of a plunger pump or the like, a coherent stream injection nozzle for injecting the brine for curing and a pressure control mechanism which can raise an injection pressure gradually from zero or a low pressure while injecting the liquid substance when the brine for curing is injected from the nozzle to the green meat.

Inventors: Tanaka; Yoshihiko (Tsuchiura, JP), Tsuzuku; Takashi (Tsuchiura, JP), Suzuki; Akihiro (Tsuchiura, JP)

Assignee: Prima Meat Packers, Ltd.

International Classification: A23B 4/28 (20060101); A23B 4/26 (20060101); A23B 4/02 (20060101); A23B 4/00 (20060101); A23L 001/31 (); A22C 017/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017