Food Safety / Process and Operations

Key Technology Offers White Paper on Sorting Fresh-Cut Produce


Jan 15, 2009

Key Technology announces the availability of its new white paper titled, “The State of the Industry Report: Sorting Fresh-Cut Produce.”  Developed to educate processors on how various cameras, lasers, and wavelengths can be combined to most effectively identify and remove defects and foreign material when sorting fresh-cut products, Key’s new white paper is intended to help processors select the ideal sorter for their specific applications.  (You can view this white paper in our white paper library.)

Tightening restrictions on pesticide use and the growth of organic products are making defects more common while the scarcity and cost of labor and consumers’ increasing scrutiny of fresh-cut product quality is rising. Given these market dynamics, processors are looking to improve inspection. Learning how technology can be leveraged to better remove defects and foreign material, processors can maximize product quality and food safety while reducing labor costs and improving operating efficiencies.