The Role of Equipment in Cutting Waste and Improving Sustainability
Lowering operational expenditure, reducing waste and the cost of production without impacting product quality, as well as increasing sustainability are universal goals for potato processors around the world today. To this end, manufacturers of equipment targeting the industry must constantly innovate in order to stay relevant and competitive.
At the same time, there is a growing concern regarding food safety during processing and compliance with hygiene standards, as shown by the latest framework set by the EFSA and USDA. These days, the increased focus on hygiene has led to a greater reliance on CIP systems, which are engineered to provide fast, productive, consistent and reproducible high-quality cleaning of all equipment contact surfaces to a predetermined level of cleanliness. Moreover, recent technological advancements have allowed equipment makers to design their machinery with easy-cleaning and maintenance in mind.
In the second iteration of the Potato Business Dossier, we are looking at the topics of reducing waste inside processing plants and hygiene compliance in-depth, by including input from equipment producers, as well as scientific bodies.
As one of the companies explained, in the current demanding market of potato products, continuous innovation is the key to survive and cope with the increasing rigorous demands. To drive this point home, the new Dossier exemplifies how the latest machinery can be used by processors and growers to reach goals regarding hygiene, as well as to reduce waste and increase sustainability.
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