As pressures grow on packhouse managers to improve throughput, yield and output quality simultaneously, the challenge rests on equipment designers to come up with new solutions to these challenges while maintaining or preferably lowering the operational cost.
When processing food and beverages, or anything related to food production, a company’s hygiene strategy directly affects production quality and profitability. Poorly cleaned equipment or unsafe conditions for food processing can lead to an inferior or potentially harmful product.
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On October 20th at PMA New Orleans Compac will launch a hygienic singulation section for the Compac multi lane sorter (MLS) specifically designed for delicate produce such as Apples.
As a grower, it’s no longer about just growing the best fruit. Consumer and retail demands for safe quality produce is increasing, and produce brands looking to secure 365 day supply are increasing globalization efforts. This means that growers are in a great position to maximize their yield for greater returns. With greater export opportunities, it is vital that you send your fruit to a packhouse that enables you to make the most of these opportunities and allows you to maximize your return.
In this blog, I will discuss some key areas to consider when selecting the right packhouse to send your fruit to.
At Compac, our goal is to optimize every finished pack leaving your facility, ensuring the product is presented to the market exactly how you want it, within spec and at the highest possible value. And today, this means accommodating increasingly high standards for food hygiene.
Topics: Food Trust
Whistleblowing is bringing down more than just politicians these days. In the food processing and packaging industry, a single faulty practice has the power to bring production, reputation and profits to a grinding halt. The horse meat scandal is perhaps the most vivid example of this.
But before you imagine this is a problem that doesn’t affect the fruit industry, think again.
Topics: Food Trust