Continuous Production Of Edible Food Products With Selected Shapes

  • US 20110086130A1
  • Filed: 10/09/2009
  • Published: 04/14/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/09/2009
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A method for forming food products of selected shape from edible compositions by extrusion comprising the steps of:

  • providing an extruder including a barrel and a die having an adjustable orifice capable of providing a variety of cross-sectional dimensions;

    providing an extrudable composition comprising edible resin and water;

    introducing said composition to said barrel and subjecting said composition to shear and heat to form a melt;

    conveying said melt through said orifice while varying the cross-section dimensions of said orifice to form an extrudate having thickness dimensions that vary along its length wherein the water content of said composition is sufficient to provide that said composition can be varied in cross-section when conveyed through said orifice with variation in said orifice cross-sectional dimension.

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