IQF is the process of quickly freezing food for an extended shelf life. This process has been applied to oysters providing consumers with an easy to handle oyster.
Fresh oysters are frozen using Instant Quick-Freeze (IQF) equipment. They are placed into a cryo-chilling tunnel, which instantly freezes them sealing in the flavor and freshness for an extended period of time. This method is applied to both oysters on the half-shell and select grade shucked oyster meat.