The dual-function CRYOWAVE freezer combines a hygienic tunnel platform with a patented, controllable vibrating system that delivers the highest attainable amount of IQF product. The freezer uses liquid nitrogen or carbon dioxide to rapidly crust freeze, sealing in moisture to maintain product quality and yield. Even when running at peak capacity—15,000 pounds per hour—the freezer retains 99.5 percent of the food product, compared with 98 percent seen in competing mechanical or cryogenic designs. The product was designed in accordance with U.S. Department of Agriculture and American Meat Institute guidelines for sanitary design. It offers complete access to all areas for easy cleaning and inspection, reducing maintenance downtime.