Heather Galt

Heather Galt is the VP Marketing at P&P Optica. She leads all of PPO's marketing and public relation activities. Read her blogs and articles on PPO's website.

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Webinar – Preventing Contamination: It’s All About Detection

On February 11th 2021, Olga Pawluczyk, CEO of PPO; and Casey Gallimore, Director of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs of the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) presented a webinar on detection methods for food processors.The webinar covered tools you can use to understand how different inspection systems will perform in your plant, and to make decisions …

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Preventing Food Contamination: It’s All About Detection

When it comes to finding foreign materials, there are a lot of options available to food processors: X-rays, metal detectors, visual detection systems and manual inspectors, to name a few. But no matter what methods you choose to make sure your products are free of contaminants, it’s crucial to understand exactly how that system will …

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PPO Team Supports Food4Kids with $4,630 Donation

The PPO team believes very strongly in supporting our local community. Many of our employees do volunteer work throughout the year. And each year we do a holiday fundraiser together. Over the past few years, PPO has supported Food4Kids Waterloo Region, a charity that provides nutritious food for children in Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge. Food4Kids was …

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Webinar – Helping Poultry Processors Increase Automation and Optimize Production

On October 22nd, PPO and Fieldale Farms presented a webinar specifically for poultry processors. The webinar was presented by Tim Stork, PPO’s Product Manager; Danny Jeng, PPO’s Product Development Specialist; and Corbett Kloster, Director of Food Safety & Quality Assurance at Fieldale Tim Stork kicked off the webinar with a quick introduction to PPO’s Smart …

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Webinar – The Science of Spectroscopy

On June 18th, PPO presented a webinar that went in depth into spectrometers, how they’re made, and why they are so important for our system. The webinar was presented by Priya Krishnaswamy, PPO’s Optics Specialist; Michael Griffiths, PPO’s Application Specialist.  The webinar began by covering the basics of spectroscopy, then moving to how spectrometers are …

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Olga Pawluczyk on The Future of Ag Podcast

Our CEO, Olga Pawluczyk, recently sat down with Future of Ag podcaster Tim Hammerich to talk about how PPO views the future of the food industry. Food processors have been hugely challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic. Changes in demand, supply chain issues, plant shut-downs, and health concerns about team members have put extra pressure on …

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Webinar – Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the Food Industry

On May 28th, PPO presented a webinar that considered how data can be used to help make your plant more efficient with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning.. The webinar was presented by Brad Oldenburg, PPO’s Director of Data Insights; Jason Jordan, an experienced Plant Operations Manager and Director of Marination Equipment, Applications Specialist & …

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