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How BSI+ laser 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.

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.

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 3C continues to work smoothly and perform well at Koushuiwa, China

Suzhou Koushuiwa Food Co., Ltd., founded in 2007, specializes in the development, production and sales of snack food. Koushuiwa Food has three major brands, Koushuiwa, Moon Street, and Jiangnan Cuisines. These brands’ best-selling products include sunflower seeds, orchid beans and other roasted seeds and nuts.