May 27, 2020 3:51:12 PM
The processors of petfood ingredients are under pressure to raise product standards without also raising prices – and changing market demands mean that this challenge is unlikely to go away. But there are two important pieces of good news to counteract this.
May 14, 2020 10:16:44 AM
The far-reaching impact of Covid-19 has influenced the way that billions of people live and thousands of businesses function. It has been extraordinary to see how people of the world, despite all of our differences, have come together to fight the virus and support each other in this time of turmoil.
May 4, 2020 9:48:10 AM
It’s not often that a game-changer comes along in nut processing, but one just has. This is the TOMRA 3C, a new optical sorting machine validated in field trials last year which achieves unrivalled sorting efficiencies and product yields.
Apr 22, 2020 12:09:06 PM
The two main goals of vegetable processing, food safety and product quality, are sacrosanct – but the goalposts keep moving. When a different batch of leafy greens comes rolling down the line, processors often have to recalibrate their machines to detect different types of defects and achieve different quality grades. This complicates the day-to-day business of processing, but there can be no excuses: no matter how much or how often circumstances change on the processing line, product imperfections have to be detected and ejected.
Apr 8, 2020 4:32:36 PM
The two main goals of vegetable processing, food safety and product quality, are sacrosanct – but the goalposts keep moving.
Each incoming truck load of carrots might vary in quality. Due to slightly different weather, soil or growing conditions, there might be more or fewer discolorations, or a sudden influx of foreign material. And because carrots are sold in varying quality grades and differing forms, product specifications often also need changing. This complicates the day-to-day business of vegetable processing, but there can be no excuses: no matter how much or how often circumstances change on the processing line, product imperfections must be detected and ejected.
Mar 30, 2020 9:47:21 AM
TOMRA Food has developed "Virtual demonstration centers”, enabling you to follow demonstrations in times of limited contact.
Mar 16, 2020 9:27:55 AM
So much depends on vegetable processors. Not least, product quality to protect retailers’ brand reputations and food safety to safeguard consumers’ health. But processing vegetables is rife with threats invisible to the human eye. Potentially harmful and sub-standard produce has to be identified and rejected from the processing line, yet defect-detection can be extraordinarily difficult.