Cavendish Farms is one of the largest processors of frozen potato products in North America. It is equipping its new, state-of-the-art production facility in Lethbridge, Alberta, with TOMRA’s Eco steam peelers.
Cavendish Farms is committed to sustaining the environment and operates at the highest standards.
The Lethbridge project lead at Cavendish Farms Andrew Macleod said: “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.”
Cavendish Farms has existing solutions supplied by TOMRA at their 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.
Market unit manager of peeling at TOMRA Food Eamonn Cullen said: “Steam peeling has for a long time been the most efficient method of removing the 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% less steam than other peelers of its type.
“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. The Eco steam peeler enables processors to reduce the energy consumed in the process to levels not seen in the industry before.
“At Cavendish Farms, we pride ourselves on high-quality products and exceeding our customers’ expectations. We are a family food company that puts pride, dedication and a whole lot of know-how into everything we grow, and everything we make. By partnering with TOMRA Food, we expect to achieve significant savings in energy costs and raw materials to produce the highest quality frozen potato products.”
Cavendish Farms is a family-owned company that produces quality frozen potato and appetiser products for the North American and international food industry, supplying customers in the retail and restaurant sectors. It operates four potato processing plants alongside a fifth plant that specialises in appetiser products in Wheatley, Ontario. Cavendish Farms is part of the J.D. Irving Group of Companies.
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