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DAY IN THE LIFE OF CHRIS MONTALVO

I started out as a bus driver, delivering children to and from school, although I knew I would soon want to spread my wings career-wise. So, I went back to school and studied industrial maintenance and automated technology. After acquiring my degree and relocating from New York to Fresno, I started working in the food industry sector.

Nimbus BSI+ proves its value to the nut industry one year after launch

It’s been a year since TOMRA launched its innovation in the Nimbus Biometric Signature Identification (BSI+) technology at The Almond Conference, December 2017 in California.

DAY IN THE LIFE OF JILL MILLER

Jill joined TOMRA in June 2018 as Area Sales Manager - Midwest. Before coming to TOMRA, she held several sales positions in her career working in Business-to-business (B2b) industrial sales. She has a B.A. in German and International Relations.

Overcoming 5 main challenges facing global almond industries

The global almond industry is growing. Almonds are the most consumed tree nuts in the world, with 1.2 metric tons produced during 2017 – 2018.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MARIJKE BELLEMANS

I'm passionate and curious by nature. My curiosity led me to become a journalist and from there a senior marketing communication coordinator. 

I currently work for TOMRA Sorting Food and lucky me, I have the opportunity to work for an inspiring company that reflects what I believe matters: innovation, passion and responsibility. 

NEW CONCERNS ABOUT AFLATOXINS IN FOODS CAN BE ADDRESSED WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGIES

Aflatoxins in food and milk can seriously harm humans, animals, and corporate reputations. But Nestlé Group in China and the longest-serving peanut-shelling plant in the USA are both showing how laser sorting machines can eliminate the risk. 

WHO ARE BBC TECHNOLOGIES?

In February this year, TOMRA welcomed BBC Technologies to the Food family. With an ever-increasing consumer focus on super-foods such as blueberries, the addition of BBC Technologies to our portfolio allows us to better serve the needs of growers and packers. With BBC Technologies and Compac, TOMRA now offers the world’s most complete small-fruit sorting and packaging portfolio for large to small packhouses, and for the growing number of repack and fresh produce distribution centres worldwide. Below is a bit more information about the New Zealand based company, who are achieving big on the world stage.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ALEJANDRO PALACIOS VALENCIA

I was born in Madrid, I have 2 brothers (Belen & Pablo) and my parents are called Santiago and Maria Luz. I went to Aguistiniano College in Madrid and then to University where I studied Agricultural Engineering. I’ve been part of the ‘Scouts’ for 12 years where I have learned values and how to be a positive person. I love the sea and I have a degree of recreational boats skipper. I have a fantastic girlfriend called Leticia who is a teacher to 3 year olds. I worked at the company called GEA for 10 years before starting at TOMRA. When I have a spare moment, I love to go fishing, pilot my drone and make trips away with my friends from college or my girlfriend, to wherever possible. Most people don’t know but I was a DJ in my late teens/early twenties, playing in different clubs in Madrid and I have a musical school background as well. At home I have a DJ set where I regularly spend some time.

TOMRA FOOD STRIVES TO BE ‘ONE-STOP SHOP’ IN SORTING AND GRADING TECHNOLOGIES

Recently we announced the acquisition of BBC Technologies, a New Zealand-based company specializing in precision grading systems and filling solutions for blueberries and other small fruits. The Packer spoke with Mike Riley, Head of TOMRA Food Grading, to gain more insight on the reasons behind the acquisition and the value this move brings to the supply chain market. 

Partnering for growth: How an Italian salad producer has reduced risk and delivered greater value to customers

Orto Bellina is an Italian family business that provides salads to the Italian, Swedish and German markets. Started by Fulvio Bellina with his wife and sons in 2001, the company operates out of the beautiful rural setting of Gorlago in the province of Bergamo. They produce what they call “biological” salads which are not treated with chemical agents, but produced with natural inputs; both unwashed and washed, which is ready to be dressed and eaten. The company prides itself on high quality, naturally produced products and is well-known for this. As the company has grown, so have the challenges around food safety, quality, reliability and sorting.