Bananas are received in the Bertuzzi washer InoxAll where, by immersion in the water and thanks to a Jet System, the surface of the fruits is washed. Fruits are then rinsed by a shower of fresh water on the elevator that takes the fruits to the subsequent sorting and peeling operations.
With the same elevator the bananas are fed to a dedicated belt conveyor where bananas are manually peeled.
Mashing and puree refining
Peeled bananas are conveyed to the mono screw pump. Here nitrogen is injected as blanket gas to prevent oxidation. Mashed bananas are fed to the pre-heating scraped surface exchanger for the thermal treatment to increase the action of the following operation of pulping and refining carried out by the Bertuzzi Creamers. Treated refined banana can be acidified in continuous to reduce its pH.
Once sterilized the product is filled in aseptic bag in drums or in box thanks to Bertuzzi Aseptic Fillers.
Cleaning of the plant
All Bertuzzi lines are designed according to the international food grade requirements and to be fully cleanable by exploiting integrated cleaning procedures and systems or centralized and fully automatic CIP system. The Bertuzzi CipMatic is specifically designed to guarantee a perfect and efficent CIP of the fruit processing plants.