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P&P Optica’s Smart Imaging System Drives Millions in Customer Savings

Improves Quality and the Bottom Line Using the Latest in Foreign Material Detection and Quality Assessment   WATERLOO, Ontario (January 11, 2023) – P&P Optica (PPO), a leader in automated inspection and data insights for the food industry, along with customer representatives, will share foreign material detection best practices at IPPE in Atlanta, Georgia from …

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Pride at PPO 2022

Every year in June, PPO joins people, companies and cities across Canada in celebrating Pride Month. Celebrating Pride is one way that our team shows our commitment to a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming workplace.    PPO: People. Purpose. Outcomes.  One of our most important priorities at PPO is to create a welcoming culture where everyone …

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Building Hyperspectral Imaging Technology with the Women at PPO

The women on our team are working on our hyperspectral imaging technology every day to bring it to food processors and keep food safe. On International Women’s Day, we also take this day to raise awareness about women’s equality in STEM. We work hard to create an environment where everyone feels welcome on our team. …

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PPO 2021 Holiday Fundraiser Raised More Than $12,000 for Food4Kids

As a company that believes in delivering safe and high-quality food to EVERYONE, the PPO team supports those in need in our local community along with our work with food processors. Each year, PPO donates funds from our Holiday fundraiser to Food4Kids Waterloo, a non-profit organization that fills the hunger gap for children, ages 1 …

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PPO to Showcase Smart Imaging System in Virtual Reality at IPPE 2022

PPO is back in-person at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) 2022! This is your chance to meet our team in Atlanta and learn how our proven technology detects foreign materials and assesses quality using true hyperspectral imaging. New this year, we’ll be showcasing our AI-enhanced foreign material detection and quality assessment solution using …

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An Inspirational Optics Leader: Dr. Romauld (Romek) Pawluczyk

Dr. Romauld (Romek) Pawluczyk is an internationally recognized expert in the field of photonics and spectroscopy. He also recently retired as the Chief Scientist at PPO. Over the last 50 years, he’s contributed to the field in various capacities. And he is a strong believer in using science to solve real world problems.  In July …

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Pride at PPO 2021

Happy Pride Month! Every June, we honour Canada’s Pride history. In 1981, a raid known as “Operation Soap” happened in Toronto. Police stormed four gay bathhouses and arrested 286 people. In response to the police brutality and injustice of the raid, Torontonians held rallies. The events of “Operation Soap” is what sparked Pride in our …

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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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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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