With over 35 years of experience, we make chef-quality food and beverages accessible to all, thanks to our patented technology that enables us to preserve and create products that retain their taste and nutritional value.
Empire Freezing & Drying is a top provider of food and beverage processing services, including IQF, freeze drying, chocolate enrobing, and powderizing. Take advantage of these methods to offer products your customers will love no matter what industry or market you’re in — pet food, snack food, baby food, dairy, dietary supplements, meal kits, outdoor recreation, space food, and more.
Methods that ensure freshness, longer shelf life, flavor, and nutrient density.
Individual Quick Freezing
We pride ourselves on our quick turnaround on bulk commercial freezing services. Through our IQF (individual quick freezing) process, you can offer seasonal produce all year round and maintain their quality. Think: fruits, vegetables, and grains.
Freeze dry fresh foods, meats, full meals, soups, and coffee. Offering beverages? We can turn liquids into any shape you like. In fact, we’re the only one in the United States that makes fresh single or blended fruit purees and freeze dry them into bite-sized snacks.
We can enrobe anything, from nuts to pretzels to biscuits. If you’re looking to create chocolate-covered foods but don’t have the technology for it, we can do it for you. Select from a wide range of dark and milk chocolates.
Adding superfood powders or any powdered food or drink to your product line? After freeze-drying your product, we process it in our special milling machine to create powders that can be blended into smoothies or added to recipes.
Individual quick freezing (abbreviated as IQF), is a freezing method that ensures superior food quality and safety for a variety of food products, such as frozen sauce chips, vegetables, fruits, meats, poultry, and baked foods. Unlike cold store freezing, IQF freezes items rapidly, preventing large ice crystals to form. This preserves the orginal color, taste, and texture of your product.
Also called lyophilization, freeze-drying is a dehydration process in which water is removed from perishable items to extend their shelf life and makes it easier for them to be transported and stored. Compared to other drying techniques, freeze-drying is considered the best. Freeze-dried foods last long and retain over 90% of their nutrients.
Chocolate enrobing is the art of coating confectioneries (candies, candy bars, cakes, etc.) and snacks with chocolate coatings. A key advantage of enrobing is that can be completed in the shortest possible time, which makes it appealing for businesses that want to increase output for their chocolate-covered products.
Our food powder production involves freeze-drying to preserve the quality and nutritional value of your product, followed by a milling process to produce your desired particle size. This enhances the end product’s solubility.
Empire Freezing & Drying was founded to make chef-quality food and beverages accessible to all through freeze-dried foods and individually quick frozen (IQF) pellets. Empire’s customers have seen easier transportation, longer preservation and enhanced marketability.