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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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Xenics and PPO: A Case Study

Xenics Infrared Solutions recently featured P&P Optica in their white paper titled “Automated Assessment of Food Quality and Safety”. Xenic’s Cheetah cameras are an important part of PPO’s spectrometers. This white paper outlines PPO’s inspection solution for food processors, and why we chose to use Xenics technology in our Smart Imaging System. It also explains …

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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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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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Webinar – A New Approach to Food Safety and Quality

On April 23, our CEO, Olga Pawluczyk and our Data Quality Lead, Dr. David Gilbank presented the first in a series of webinars. The webinars will focus on helping food processors increase automation and improve food quality and safety during these challenging times. This webinar started by considering how we can understand the performance of …

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