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Anyong Employs CAS-Freezing to Enhance Post-Thaw Seafood Quality

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Anyong Biotechnology, an aquatic food processor based in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, is now the first company in the region to utilize Cells Alive System (CAS) technology from Japan. It is regarded as the most advanced freezing technique in Asia and ranks among the top three systems worldwide.

Originally a medical-grade technology for freezing stem cells, CAS is highly praised for its ability to preserve the freshness of ingredients while maintaining the nutritive value and flavor of fresh food after thawing. The CAS engine does this by ensuring cell tissues remain intact during the freezing process.

It generates a special magnetic field around the fresh food that comprises a mix of pulsed magnetic fields, low-frequency waves, and several other types of weak energy, causing water molecules within to vibrate.

Ice crystals can form while the cell wall and membrane integrity remain unharmed, safeguarding against water loss from the food. Furthermore, this process is done without the addition of additives. Altogether, this secures CAS as a superior freezing technology.

“Outstanding quality comes from a high-standard processing environment, technology, and food safety management system. CAS technology gives you fish as fresh as if you lived beside a seaport,” said Guo Zhi Hui, chairman of Anyong Biotechnology.

The system enables seafood to be stored for long time periods while preserving freshness. Making sure to minimize waste, CAS prevents degradation of quality over long time periods, overcoming the limitations of time and place to expand the possibilities of food “you can only eat here or now.”

Established by TOPCO Scientific, the company has invested hundreds of millions of dollars to build a safe “one-stop shopping” food supply chain. Its world-class aquatic food processing factory in the Mituo District of Kaohsiung, has been certified by ISO 22000 and HACCP.

Award Winning Products
Giant grouper products supplied by Anyong Biotechnology have repeatedly won the Excellent Aquatic Award presented by the Fisheries Agency for their outstanding quality. In addition to
high quality Taiwanese frozen fish and seafood, the company supplies health supplements and additive-free skin care products. Its award-winning frozen foods are available at its home brand supermarket Anyong Freshmart.