Saturday, 22 July 2017


With the development of proportional product distribution and On-Machine Seasoning (OMS) systems, food processors now have the tools to perfectly season their products. OMS moves seasoning application from the production floor to the packaging room.


On the occasion of interpack, packaging and processing solutions provider tna celebrated its 35th anniversary. Below is an exclusive interview with the company’s co-founder Alf Taylor, about tna’s evolution and changes in the industry that occurred during the last 35 years.


Digital sorting has recently experienced a step change. This disruptive new technology, which has been in commercial use at potato processing facilities around the world for more than a year, offers novel capabilities and delivers new standards of performance. What’s different? Everything: from the sorter’s mechanical architecture to its sensors, software, ejection system, user interface (UI) and more, both incremental and disruptive changes have been brought to the market. In this article, I’ll describe what’s different and present the benefits that these features bring to processors of potato strips and specialty products.  


Although French fries are still responsible for the largest share of frozen processed potatoes in Eastern Europe, the category has seen many alternative launches over the last five years.


The potato chip was created in the USA, while the potato itself originates from South America. What are the similarities between those two huge markets today regarding this tuberous crop? And what are the differences? 

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