Patent Number: 6,306,029

Title: System for treating meat

Abstract: A meat treating system, i.e. method and apparatus, for tenderization and/or killing microorganisms in and on the meat, includes an outer heavy-duty circular-cylindrical cylinder and a meat-holding inner container concentrically disposed within the outer cylinder with an annular space therebetween. The bottom of the cylinder is sealed so that a column of water can be supported in the annular space. Upon generation of an explosive discharge, a shock wave is created to effect tenderization and/or the killing of microorganisms. The explosive discharge, which can be created either by a chemical explosive or by a capacitor discharge, also serves to blow open the seal at the bottom of the cylinder permitting the column of water to escape.

Inventors: Long; John B. (Sarasota, FL)

Assignee: Hydrodyne Incorporated

International Classification: A23B 4/00 (20060101); A22C 9/00 (20060101); A23B 4/015 (20060101); A22C 021/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018