The food coating process was commercially introduced with seasoned breading in the late 1930s, primarily for seafood. Today, many more food types are coated to add value. Commercial coatings are formulated from a vast array of flours, seasonings, batters and breaders that enhance product appearance, texture and color, as well as lock in flavor and moisture.
A coating system sequentially coats the product in a number of steps that are usually referred to as ‘passes’. A pass combines a dry and wet stage, and passes are often repeated. This may be done to increase the total pick-up or give the end-product a particular taste, look or mouthfeel.
A typical coating system comprises various process stages:
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