Intestine Processing

Intestine processing refers to the processing of the lower part of the alimentary canal of livestock slaughtered for meat into finished products, such as casings for sausages. Natural sausage casings are strong, yet elastic, permeable to water vapour, gasses and smoke and can be closed at the ends by clipping or tying. They have been used, almost wholly unchanged in form and function, in the meat processing industry for centuries. Meat processing systems, tools and equipment can be located at productpilot.com direct from the industry professionals.

Anatomically, the intestinal tract consists of an outer layer known as the tunica serosa, two layers of smooth muscle, collectively known as the tunica muscularis, a layer of connective tissue and blood vessels, known as the tunica submucosa and an inner layer, known as the tunica mucosa.

Intestine process involves detaching the small intestines from any connective and fatty tissues, manually removing the intestinal content and flushing the empty casings with water. Depending on the edibility and thickness of the casing required, the tunica mucosa is removed, or stripped, manually or mechanically, together with any other unwanted layers. The tunica mucosa, colloquially known as “slime”, disintegrates rapidly post mortem and is easy to loosen and remove. The casing of salami and other high calibre sausages is usually removed before consumption.

The final stage of intestine processing is to preserve the casings by salting and drying, which may make them harder and less permeable. Casings are typically packed in barrels that can be stored and transported without special requirements, although deterioration of the product may occur if the salt or brine used for preservation in insufficient or poor quality. Productpilot.com can be used to source hygienic and technologically advanced equipment necessary for business success, directly from industry suppliers.

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ANDHER (COMERCIAL ELISEO ANDUJAR, S.L.)

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