Food Industry

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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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The North American Meat Institute’s Foreign Materials Manual

The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) recently published their 2021 Foreign Material Manual. PPO is proud to have partnered with NAMI to develop this manual, in particular the Vision Systems section!  The manual is a comprehensive compilation of information for establishments to consider when designing a Foreign Material Control & Prevention Program (FMCPP), covering the …

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Webinar – The More The Merrier: A Multi-Hurdle Approach to Detection

On June 24th 2021, PPO and Food Safety Tech presented a webinar titled, “The More The Merrier: A Multi-Hurdle Approach to Detection.” This webinar was presented by Olga Pawluczyk, CEO of PPO; Maria Fontanazza, Editor-in-Chief at Food Safety Tech; and Jeremiah Johnson, Corporate Manager, Regulatory Compliance, Food Safety & Sanitation at Hormel Foods. Jeremiah Johnson …

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3 Reasons Why Food Processors Should Know About Spectrometers

Spectrometers are the heart of PPO’s Smart Imaging System. A lot goes into building these precision instruments. Our recent video series “Lights, Cameras, Spectrometers” gives you an insider view on how PPO builds our spectrometers. But how do these sensitive tools work in a food processing plant? And why is it important for food processors …

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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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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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2020 State of Food Manufacturing Survey

In the past year, the food processing industry has faced several challenges. These challenges include dealing with a surge in demand for retail products while foodservice demand diminishes; keeping employees safe and protected; maintaining construction schedules with project managers under travel bans; and hiring. Food Engineering Magazine published an extremely useful article on the State …

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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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