Thursday, 30 June 2016

Focus Conferences and New Developments at PotatoEurope 2016

Focus Conferences and New Developments at PotatoEu...

  The innovations introduced by ARVALIS - Institut du végétal and its technical partners at Potat...

Exclusive Interview – Europatat: “We Need to Keep Potatoes Trendy”

Exclusive Interview – Europatat: “We Need to Keep ...

On he occasion of the Europatat Congress, we have had the opportunity to interview Mr. Kees van Aren...

PotatoEurope 2016: Numerous Dynamic Demonstrations Over 23 Hectares

PotatoEurope 2016: Numerous Dynamic Demonstrations...

 PotatoEurope is the largest open-field event devoted to the potato in Europe, which will cover an...

AHDB and CEJA Comment on Vote to Leave EU

AHDB and CEJA Comment on Vote to Leave EU

  The comments on the UK decision to leave EU assaulted media and social networks.

FDF: UK Food Manufacturers Face a Challenging Period after Brexit

FDF: UK Food Manufacturers Face a Challenging Period af...

  UK food manufacturers face a "very challenging period" in the wake of the country's decisi...

Tolsma-Grisnich Group Acquires Majority Share in Farm Electronics Limited

Tolsma-Grisnich Group Acquires Majority Share in Farm E...

  Tolsma-Grisnich, a leading Dutch specialist in intelligent storage technology for potatoes, onions a...

New Rules for Drones in the USA

New Rules for Drones in the USA

  The rules regarding flying drones in the United States have been relaxed, paving the way for thousan...

Case Study: The Experience of Potato Producer Nedato with a Sorting Solution from TOMRA

Case Study: The Experience of Potato Producer Nedato wi...

 The Nedato is a cooperative of 500 farmers, which has been producing quality potatoes to customers acr...

Tong Engineering Introduces New Cleaner Loader Crop Transfer Machine

Tong Engineering Introduces New Cleaner Loader Crop Tra...

   Tong Engineering is set to introduce a new Cleaner Loader crop transfer machine to its latest range...

Kiremko Is the Main Supplier for New Project Linkage Farm Frites China

Kiremko Is the Main ...

  Dutch engineering company Kiremko will be the main supp...

McCain Foods Invests USD65m in Expanding Its French Fries Plant in Canada

McCain Foods Invests...

McCain Foods (Canada) announced a major investment of USD6...

Branston Began the Expansion of Its Potato Processing Plant in Lincoln

Branston Began the E...

The UK potato supplier Branston has begun work on its GBP5...

Processed Potatoes in EU Worth EUR10b in 2014

Processed Potatoes i...

  Processed potatoes (mainly frozen chips and crisps) wer...

Aviko Introduces a Guide for Gluten-free Catering

Aviko Introduces a G...

 The potato processor Aviko is supporting caterers during ...

Scientists Reveal Potato Parasite’s “Toolkit"

Scientists Reveal Po...

  An international research collaboration led by the Univ...

Kangaroo Island Potato Producer Wins the “Mini MBA” for Farmers

Kangaroo Island Pota...

 Kangaroo Island potato producer Peter Cooper has been nam...

CEJA President: Losing Young Farmers Puts the Future of European Food Production at Risk

CEJA President: Losi...

  CEJA President, Alan Jagoe, addressed EU agriculture mi...

Researchers Develop Nutrient-rich Purple Potato

Researchers Develop ...

  A group of researchers from CSU have recently developed...

Search Begins for Scottish Strategic Potato Farm

Search Begins for Sc...

  AHDB has announced the quest for the first farmer host ...

Global food processing equipment supplier, JBT FoodTech, has been perfecting its ability to process seasonal potato products for ready meal components and convenience foods, in response to the growing demand for different processed potato variations.

 

The company's Double D Continuous Protein Oven features a unique impingement system which can be finely adjusted to suit seasonal variations in the potatoes' sugar content which affects its ability to develop colour, according to Ian Wallace, JBT FoodTech's Double D international sales support and marketing manager.

"Potatoes are an important component for frozen or ready meals and, as manufacturers develop more convenience food varieties, they need to be able to process potatoes efficiently, without losing their taste, appearance or texture," he says.

"However, the sugar content in raw potatoes can differ significantly between seasonal varieties, and this can alter its ability to take colour. For example, old potatoes have more sugar and will develop colour more easily than new potatoes. By finely adjusting the fan speed we can ensure that each potato is the desired colour, no matter the season."

Diced, baked and roasting potatoes can all be treated evenly with the system, with equally good results on very thin slices for toppings or Potato Dauphinoise. The oven's impingement system is also key when processing jacket potatoes.

"During some parts of the season the skins on jacket potatoes are more delicate and need to be treated with extra care to avoid blistering or skin separation. This is another challenge that we've been addressing with the oven's airflow system."

JBT FoodTech can now provide a complete in-line potato processing system by integrating the Double D Continuous Protein Oven with a Frigoscandia GYRoCOMPACT® spiral freezer.

The company's full range of custom-built Double D ovens and Frigoscandia freezers is available for tests at its Broxburn-based Food Technology Centre in the UK.

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