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1. (WO2004034818) USE OF TEMPERATURE CHANGES TO FACILITATE PROCESSING AND HANDLING OF ENERGY FOOD PRODUCTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2004/034818    International Application No.:    PCT/US2003/032890
Publication Date: Apr 29, 2004 International Filing Date: Oct 15, 2003
IPC: A23L 1/00
A23L 1/164
Applicants: MARS, INCORPORATED
Inventors: LEE, Ralph
RAPP, Edward, L.
TROY, Jamie
DIDO, Jeannette
MANN, Douglas
COLLINS, Thomas
RABINOVITCH, Kevin
WILLCOCKS, Neil, A.
Title: USE OF TEMPERATURE CHANGES TO FACILITATE PROCESSING AND HANDLING OF ENERGY FOOD PRODUCTS
Abstract:
The present invention is directed to a method of changing a material property of an energy food product or intermediary of the energy food product prior to treatment by a unit Operation during manufacturing. The method comprises the steps of: providing the energy food product or the intermediary, wherein the energy food product or the intermediary has at least one material property that changes upon experiencing an effective temperature change during manufacturing; changing the temperature of the energy food product or the intermediary by an amount effective to cause at least one desired material property change; and, optionally, transporting the energy food product or the intermediary to the unit Operation.