Improved food safety and efficiency of operations through state of the art design concepts

Posted by Dimitri Tavernarakis on Feb 28, 2019 11:50:40 AM

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.

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Topics: Food Trust, Food Safety

Introduction to Food Safety Plans

Posted by Dimitri Tavernarakis on May 29, 2018 12:08:07 PM

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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Topics: Food Trust, Hygiene

What is blockchain, and what does it mean for fresh produce?

Posted by Compac on Oct 18, 2017 11:39:37 PM

In the age of big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), and the cloud, ways of conducting transactions in a verifiable and easy way are becoming more and more important. In 2008, the cryptocurrency Bitcoin was the first high-profile implementation of a distributed blockchain. Since then, blockchain has become a revolution in the way online transactions are carried out, and has rapidly been leveraged by other industries.

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Topics: Food Trust, Data, blockchain

Hygienic, delicate singulation section, announced for the Compac sorter

Posted by Timothy Marshall on Oct 5, 2017 5:55:43 AM

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. 

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Topics: Food Trust, Product Management, Sorter

How can you ensure a packhouse is providing the most value to you as a grower?

Posted by Matt Stillwell on Aug 30, 2017 11:32:33 AM

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.

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Topics: Food Trust, Gentle Handling, Defect Sorting

Hygiene upgrades on Compac products

Posted by Compac on Mar 9, 2016 3:53:03 AM

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.

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Topics: Food Trust

The top 10 food trust issues impacting fruit packhouses

Posted by Compac on Dec 8, 2015 12:14:43 AM

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.

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Topics: Food Trust