Software simulator improves quality of microwave reheated frozen foods

Wednesday 2 August 2006

Modelling heating patterns in microwave ovens will improve food quality and appeal as well as speed development of new convenience products.

The EUREKA E! 2602 MICRODEFROST MODEL project has extended an innovative software-based product development tool for simulating and optimising heating and defrosting processes in microwave ovens. Properly applied heating ensures safer and more nutritious products, better sensorial impact and eliminates the possibility of food drying out or discolouring. The outcome of this European research project is therefore of major interest to convenience food producers, appliance manufacturers and food customers alike. The development tool is already being made available to the European frozen food and microwave industries.

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