Patent Number: 6,168,511

Title: Method and apparatus for rinsing pieces of meat

Abstract: A method for rinsing pieces of meat, which preferably in connection with the slaughtering process itself have been sorted out, because they have been poured over with blood, where a portion of pieces of meat are centrifuged during simultaneously adding of cold rinsing water for a period of 2-4 minutes, and where said portion thereafter is further treated by centrifuging without adding rinsing water for a period in the order of 2-3 minutes, whereafter the rinsed and drained meat, which now may be used for consumer purposes, preferably automatically is emptied from the centrifuge, and an apparatus in the form of a centrifuge of the slinging/scrabing type with a stationary cylindric collecting container (8) for the meat to be rinsed, said apparatus comprising a motor-driven, circular bottom plate (22) with bringing along ribs (24) surrounded by a detachable ring-shaped hole plate (18), said collecting container (8) is at the inner side provided with upright inclined ribs (16) and a side opening with a screened opening flap for emptying of rinsed pieces of meat, which are filled in through an upper central opening in the top plate (10) of the collecting container (8), which is hinge-connected with a carrying chassis (2), so that the collecting container (8) may be swung up to a position, in which it is possible to have free access to wash down the inner side of the collecting container and the bottom plate (22), as the plate ring (18) is detachable.

Inventors: Amstrup; Fritz (DK-8850 Bjerringbro, DK)

Assignee: Amstrup; Fritz

International Classification: A22B 5/08 (20060101); A22B 5/00 (20060101); A22B 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018