Cavendish Farms is one of the largest frozen potato processors in North America. A recent news release by the company announces its purchase of new steam peeling equipment as part of their commitment to environmental sustainability.
“We are continuously looking for new ways to reduce our carbon footprint and increase our processing efficiency. To equip our new, state-of-the-art production facility in Lethbridge, we partnered with TOMRA Food,” said Andrew Macleod, Lethbridge Project Lead at Cavendish Farms.
The release notes that TOMRA’s Eco steam peeler is not only the fastest; it is also the most efficient in the industry, using 28 per cent less steam than other peelers of its type. That’s a benefit to the environment, and the bottom line.
In addition to the Lethbridge facility, Cavendish also operates a potato processing plant in North Dakota and two on Prince Edward Island. A fifth plant in Wheatley, Ont. specializes in appetizer products.
TOMRA Food, supplier of the new steam peeling equipment, designs and manufactures sensor-based sorting machines and integrated post-harvest solutions, with advanced grading, sorting, peeling and analytical technology.