October 23, 2018

Cavendish Farms installing state-of-the-art steam peeling equipment to new facility

Cavendish Farms, one of the largest processors of frozen potato products in North America, is equipping its new, state-of-the-art production facility in Lethbridge, Alberta with TOMRA’s Eco steam peelers.

“We are continuously looking for new ways to reduce our carbon footprint and increase our processing efficiency,” said Andrew Macleod, Lethbridge Project Lead at Cavendish Farms.

Cavendish Farms has existing solutions supplied by TOMRA at its processing facilities in New Annan, Prince Edward Island, and Jamestown, North Dakota. The new production facility will include the latest steam-peeling technology from TOMRA.

Eamonn Cullen, market unit manager peeling at TOMRA Food said: “Steam-peeling has for a long time been the most efficient method of removing skin from the surface of vegetables. TOMRA’s Eco steam peeler is not only the fastest steam peeler; it is also the most efficient in the industry, using 28 percent less steam than other peelers of its type.” Cullen continued: “We were the first to introduce high-pressure steam peeling to the vegetable processing industry and we continue to invent technologies to improve steam-peeling performance.”

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