The market for precooked bacon continues to grow as consumers expect ready access to bacon at all levels of food service and in the home. Accordingly, interest in bacon processing microwave equipment remains steady. This presentation outlines the history of the market, the variables to consider in microwave bacon cooking and the various components that make up a microwave bacon line.
Present State of the Market
•Retail annual bacon sales were over US$2 billion in 2006
•But in 2013, bacon sales climbed 9.5% to an all-time high of nearly $4 billion
•Forty-four percent of in-home bacon usage is precooked