SERVE SUSHI WITH CONFIDENCE!
To meet the latest strict European food hygiene standards for sushi bars and restaurants, Cold Service Distribution has launched the Friulinox Combi 4 into the UK – a compact, combined unit incorporating a chiller / freezer above a blast chiller / freezer.
“European regulations introduced late last year demand that raw fish must undergo ‘thermal treatment’ in a freezer to eliminate the risk of parasite contamination,” explains Adrian Westrup, Commercial Director at Cold Service Distribution. “The Combi 4 has been specially developed to provide this treatment in one compact and integrated piece of refrigeration equipment. It complies fully with the new regulatory requirements and is a great, hygienic solution for sushi bar and hospitality applications that’s easy to use and saves on space.”
Effective from December 2011, EU 1276/2011 specifies that raw fish must be stored at temperatures of -20˚C for a minimum of 24 hours or at -35˚C for a minimum of 15 hours. This process is aimed at eliminating parasites that can live within fish intestines. Without treatment, these parasites can survive in acid dressings, such as vinegar and lemon juice, commonly used for marinating raw fish, and can lead to an increased risk of food poisoning.
Available exclusively in the UK from Cold Service Distribution, the Combi 4 is a combined appliance offering GN2/1 capacity from Italian manufacturer, Friulinox. Raw fish can be frozen at temperatures as low as -40˚C for the required time within the unit and then stored, pre-portioned and ready for service, at a chilled temperature of 0°C.
Part of the global manufacturing business, the ALI Group, Friulinox is the leading Italian manufacturer of high quality refrigerated cabinets for the food service industry. Friulinox is just one of the top quality brands available in the UK to customers in the hospitality sector through Cold Service Distribution. Other refrigeration brands supplied by Cold Service Distribution include Pastorfrigor, Pastorkalt, Kastel and Frenox.
Cold Service Distribution is part of the Cold Service Group, established more than sixty years ago and one of the UK's leading independent providers of turnkey commercial refrigeration and air conditioning systems. The Group offers a complete design, installation, maintenance, service and asset refurbishment package to suit the specific requirements of its customers from a Head Office base in Ringwood, Hampshire. For more information, visit www.coldservice.co.uk or telephone 01425 485700.