ConAgra Foods | Date: 2014-06-10
A method for preserving foodstuffs, in which the foodstuffs are heated in the moist state in a container suitable for transport and storage with ventilation openings. The foodstuffs are heated for a defined period by a microwave, for at least such a time as hot steam forms in the container and exits through the ventilation openings. Gas is injected into the container after the heating process for at least partial compensation of the pressure drop in the container.
ConAgra Foods | Date: 2014-09-11
A fryer can include a base having a reservoir for receiving oil for frying a food product and a hood coupled to the base. The fryer can have an inlet at an upstream section and an outlet at a downstream section. At least one conveyor can move food product from the inlet to the outlet. A first baffle member and second baffle member can be positioned over the conveyor to define a frying chamber therebetween. The first and second baffle members can restrict air from flowing into the frying chamber from outside of the frying chamber.
ConAgra Foods | Date: 2016-01-07
A food tray has a lower tray containing a first food product and an upper tray nested stably at least partly inside the lower tray, with the upper tray containing a second food product. An air permeable interface is provided between the upper tray and lower tray to allow venting of steam from the lower tray during cooking. A cover is provided for the food tray. Each of the lower tray and the upper tray are formed of a material that is suitable for use in a microwave or conventional oven. Various constructions may be used to create the air permeable interface, such as lugs, ledges and lips. The upper tray may sit above the lower tray. The trays are nested loosely for ease of removal of the upper tray from the lower tray. Various configurations of cover may be used such as a sleeve, carton or lid. The upper tray may contain the higher value food product.
ConAgra Foods | Date: 2014-04-01
A cookware release composition having edible oil and a silicone polymer. The cookware release composition can contain an edible oil and greater than 1000 ppm polydimethylsiloxane. The cookware release composition can contain an edible oil and a silicone polymer and the edible oil can be selected from the group consisting of palm oil, fractionated palm oil, high-oleic vegetable oil, lauric acid oil, MCT, and combinations thereof. The cookware release composition can contain an edible oil that contains less than 25% polyunsaturated fatty acids and polydimethylsiloxane.
ConAgra Foods | Date: 2014-07-25
A fluid-based radial distribution system includes an internal passageway and a plurality of openings radially spaced around the internal passageway. A plurality of gate members are associated with at least some of the plurality of openings, with the gate members are configured to move between an open position that allows product to move through the opening associated with that gate member and a closed position that restricts product from moving through the opening associated with that gate member.