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Reducing Customer Claims and Product Recalls in the Petfood Industry

Product recalls are something no business can afford. While customer claims and product recalls are relatively infrequent in the petfood industry; when they do occur, they can be incredibly costly. While it’s impossible to put an exact figure on the financial and reputational impact they can have on a business or brand, it is widely acknowledged that the impact of a recall or claim is simply immense.

How BSI+ detects the tiniest pinhole damage in almonds

The most frustrating challenges for almond producers lie around detecting the tiniest defects and removing these nuts from production. Many inspection systems simply are not sensitive enough to spot the tiniest pinhole damage, making rework by human inspectors unavoidable.

How BSI+ Technology detects tiny embedded almond shell fragments

Fragments of shell becoming embedded in almond flesh is an unavoidable effect of the shelling process. Some types of almonds are more prone than others due to water content of the nut and hardness of shell.  Unfortunately for processors, embedded shell is classified as foreign material.  With confectionary companies demanding less and less foreign material, embedded shell has become one of the most focused on defects to remove.  Many confectionary companies require less than 5 pieces of foreign material per ton.  To put this into perspective, there are approximately 1 Million almonds in one metric ton, so to ask for less than 5 pieces to have embedded shell is an enormous request.

How fresh potato packers are turning small potatoes into big profits

The global potato market is growing. Consumer demand is on the up, with the potato recognized once more as the nutritious, tasty, low-cost diet staple it is. Many factors have created this effect: value-added products, carb-friendly diets and new varieties of potato to name a few, plus promotions, such as Potatoes: More than a bit on the side.

How BSI+ helps turn double almonds into second revenue stream

Almond doubles (twins) are just as tasty and nutritious as their single cousins, yet often cause a high quality product to be sold at a lower grade due to the challenges around blanchin or slicing the odd shape. Whilst premium whole nut brands might reject these concave nuts, there are plenty of others waiting to turn them into butter, flour or use them in snack bars.

Efficiency and waste reduction

A simple online search for ‘food waste’ yields thousands of results; from official government reports to news of innovative initiatives spearheaded by global supermarket chains and local restaurants, the drive to reduce food waste across the supply and consumption chain has garnered significant publicity and investment, steadily gathering momentum to become one of the biggest global movements of our time.

TOMRA fOOD, COMPAC AND BBC TECHNOLOGIES SHOW NEW AND STATE-OF-THE-ART SORTING SOLUTIONS AT PMA FRESH SUMMIT 2019

TOMRA exhibits the TOMRA 5A, its avant-garde model for potatoes sorting. Compac’s new UltraView inspection module maximizes Spectrim’s grading performance. And BBC Technologies introduces LUCAi™ software, bringing sophisticated artificial intelligence to fresh blueberry sorting.

Success story: Laragon, Australia

As a company who take great pride in delivering exceptional quality of both their kernel and in-shell produce, the TOMRA 3C has enabled Laragon to significantly enhance their operation.

TOMRA FOOD SHOWCASES NEW SOLUTIONS AT AGROPRODMASH EXPO

TOMRA Food, the leading manufacturer of food sorting and peeling solutions, has once again participated in the Agroprodmash Expo. This is one of the largest exhibitions of equipment, machinery and ingredients for the food and processing industry in Russia.

Precious potatoes in an era of volatile weather

More volatile weather and growing conditions mean that it is more important than ever to make to the most of your potatoes, writes Cedric Porter, Editor World Potato Markets.