Sardine Production Line Packing Methods

Sardine production lines ensure the quality of the product especially canned fish which is the highest sell product in fishing industry. Canned sardine fish need to go through several canning processing from inspection to make sure that the selected fish is in good condition to the distribution process to bring the canned fish in various areas and even countries. Production line of sardine fish is very important since there must be some standards that need to be followed by the manufacturers so they can offer best quality of sardine products for their customers worldwide. Learn about this information below.
All about sardine production line packing methods
Once the sardine fishes are harvested right out of the ocean, they will be delivered to the factory plant using sardine truck or carrier or vessels. After that, the fish are going to be pumped by using large vacuum pumps into the plant. After the fish in the plant, they will be transferred into grading room. In this room the fish will be graded according to their size and then stored in ice and brine to ensure that the fish is as fresh as when they were caught even after placed in the cans. During this time inspection control is also conducted to make sure the sardine production line follows the set up standards of the factory.
Next, we are going to share about the packing methods which usually used by most of sardine manufacturers. There are 3 different methods that can be applied in the sardine production line factory plant which are:
-          The traditional method packing line
-          The semi-automatic method packing line
-          The full-automatic method packing line
The tree methods used in sardine packing line are equally can handle the sardines properly, although it is just a matter of time and efficiency. With traditional method the factory workers by hands remove the heads and tails of sardines using scissors and then place the fish into the cans while with both semi and full automatic method packing line, the sardines will be placed in pockets and then the machine will work to remove the heads and tails. After that, the beheaded fish are stored into the cans. Usually the heads and tails of the sardine’s fish will not be thrown away by the factory and instead they will be used to make other sardine products including fish oil and fish meal.
The cans are not be sealed yet in the canned sardine production line since they are still need to go through pre-cooking process where the fish are going to be placed in racks then put in the carts. And then with steam, the fish are pre-cooked to reduce the moisture plus make them firmer. The water will be drained off then the fish will be cooled.
The next process is seaming and retorting where the fish are given with sauces or extra ingredients to make sure they have richer flavor. Some of the fish will be packed in oils and water. After that the cans are sealed tightly and transferred to the can washer where the cans are going to be cleaned. The last step is the retorting process and in this line, the sardine cans are cooked in high pressure for about one hour more or less depending on the products. When done, the cans are removed then drained once again. After the staff let the cans cooled down they will start to package the products to be ready distributed to various areas and exported to other countries as well.
Sardine production line quality assurance also need in those processes. The staff should basically follow the set up standards made by the manufacturers to make sure the end products are in great condition. Even after all the process is done to be conducted, the inspection still needs to be done to check the canned fish before they are being distributed. They will repeat these processes again and again to make their canned sardines fish and of course they will upgrade and give some improvement to make the sardine production line better. In sardine fish production line for other products such as fillets, steaks, frozen, or even fresh. The plant will use different methods which you can learn in another time.