05707672 is referenced by 7 patents and cites 17 patents.

A method for sterilizing and packing a solid food comprises the steps of charging a solid food in a retainer, whose upper portion is opened, in a layer having an approximately uniform thickness, sterilizing the retainer through heating, cooling it with cooling air and/or cooling water, transferring the solid food contained in the retainer to a sterilized packaging container and then aseptically sealing the container. The method permits efficient and rapid heating and cooling of a solid food because of the direct contact between steam or cooling air and/or cooling water and the food without causing a problem such that the packaging container becomes dirty during the sterilization through heating and does not give out any remaining bad smell. Therefore, excess softening and/or destruction of the solid foods as well as any deterioration thereof due to decomposition and alteration of the nutritive substances and flavoring substances present therein can thus be limited to the lowest possible level.

Title
Method for sterilizing and packaging solid foods
Application Number
8/519806
Publication Number
5707672
Application Date
August 24, 1995
Publication Date
January 13, 1998
Inventor
Akifumi Fujita
Ichihara
JP
Mahito Orii
Chiba
JP
Masayuki Nakatani
Nagoya
JP
Koji Sengoku
Shisui-machi
JP
Yoshitaka Hirano
Chiba
JP
Masao Taguchi
Chiba
JP
Agent
Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C
Assignee
House Foods Corporation
JP
IPC
A23C 3/16
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