Potato Grower

September 2018

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WWW.POTATOGROWER.COM 25 potatogrower.com 152991PGDevices12h.indd 1 3/5/15 2:21 PM step in the supply chain, helping ensure increased quality of end products. quality, quantity anD safety There's no denying that there is a greater requirement from customers for increased quantities of produce to meet consumer demands in the marketplace. It isn't a case of neglecting quantity for quality and safety; it's about those three aspects working parallel to one another to deliver the best end product possible. The processing power, width and capabilities of sorting machines have been adjusted to address huge throughputs, adhere to strict quality regulations and operate as safely as possible. Take a field of crop as an example. In the past, when the crop had been impacted by adverse weather conditions, the decision may have been made not to harvest the plot at all due to the potential poor quality of produce. However, with today's automated high-throughput sorting machinery, the field can still be harvested and the premium produce can be retained, with lower-quality produce repurposed or removed from the chain in its entirety. This, in turn, works from both a quality and quantity standpoint: all the produce is being used to its best purpose in the supply chain. Karel Strubbe serves as the sales director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Tomra Sorting Food.

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