E.E. & Brian Smith are a supplier of Blackberry IQF. The Blackberry IQF (Individually Quick Frozen) are produced by washing the blackberries and checking for defects. They go through the freezing process ensuring each piece of fruit stays separate from each other ensuring a free-flowing product.
Once frozen the Blackberries are packed into cartons ready for shipment. The cartons are normally around 10kg in size.
We source all our Blackberries IQF from Poland, Spain and the UK. If required, we are able to supply ‘British’ or ‘Scottish’ Blackberries which might be good for seasonal products.
The Blackberries are used in a variety of different ways by UK food manufacturers including –
- Fruit Pies
- Ice cream
We always source our Blackberry IQF from suppliers which are BRC (or equivalent) approved and have also been audited by our own in house technical team.
We are happy to supply samples, specifications and prices for more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01844 239500.
Question – What does IQF mean?
Answer – IQF ‘individually quick frozen’ means that the fruit is frozen very quickly at low temperatures. By it being frozen quickly the ice crystals do not form and the frozen fruit remains free flowing within the bag or carton.
Question – Do Blackberry IQF have more sugar than fresh?
Answer – No sugar is added to the Blackberry IQF and the sugar content is the same in the fresh Blackberries as the frozen Blackberries.
Question – What is the shelf life on Blackberry IQF?
Answer – The shelf life on Blackberry IQF is 2 years from production date.
July – September.