Equipment/Technology, Events, News March 2024, North America, Processing, fries, chips

FPS Food Process Solutions and partners lead potato processing innovation at Food Northwest Expo

FPS Food Process Solutions, a leading provider of turn-key freezing and chilling solutions, is gearing up to showcase its innovative technologies at the upcoming Food Northwest Process and Packaging Expo in Portland, Oregon, taking place April 10-11. With subsidiaries CMP of Prince Edward Island, GEM Equipment of Oregon, and partner OptiCept Technologies, FPS will unveil a comprehensive suite of end-to-end solutions designed to streamline and optimize potato processing.

A Strategic Collaboration for Pioneering Technologies

FPS, well known in freezing and cooling equipment, has fortified its market presence through strategic alliances, the most recent one with OptiCept Technologies. This partnership focuses on developing and commercializing Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) technology for solid food processing, beginning with potatoes.

This innovation promises efficiency and quality enhancements in the potato processing sector, as stated by FPS president, Jeffrey Chang, and OptiCept Technologies CEO, Thomas Lundqvist. The integration of PEF generators into FPS’s portfolio signifies a leap forward in technological advancement for the global food processing industry.

One-Stop Shop for Potato Processing Excellence

Located at Booth 1037, FPS and its partners will present its complete range of end-to-end potato processing solutions, encompassing:

  • Advanced Raw Receiving and Storage: Efficient systems for receiving, handling, and storing raw potatoes to maintain freshness and quality.
  • Precision Inspection and Sorting: Cutting-edge sorting equipment provided by partner Key Technology that utilizes optical technology to meticulously remove defects, ensuring a flawless final product.
  • Pulsed Electric Field System: The PEF treatment system is a state-of-the-art OptiCept (Controlled Environment Pulsed Electric Field Treatment) system developed in collaboration with PEF-specialists OptiCept Technologies.
  • Superior Steam Peeling: Partner Spiessens’ steam peeling system effectively removes potato skins while minimizing waste.
  • Versatile Cutting Solutions: Partner Vanmark offers a variety of cutting solutions to meet any processor’s needs, from classic French Fries to innovative potato shapes.
  • Advanced Blanching and Drying: Blanching and drying systems ensure consistent product quality and extended shelf life.
  • Expert Batter Mixing and Application: Precision batter mixing and application equipment for perfectly coated potato products.
  • High-Performance Frying Systems: Considered to be the most robust frying systems to deliver efficient and uniform cooking for delicious potato results.
  • State-of-the-Art Freezing: Fully welded, hygienic design ensures product quality and food safety.
  • Frozen Grading and Packaging: Complete frozen product handling systems downstream of the freezer.

Invitation to Collaborate

As the expo approaches, FPS and its partners invite attendees to visit Booth 1037 at the Food Northwest Process and Packaging Expo to explore cutting-edge solutions and forge new partnerships. FPS’s contribution to the industry is not only a testament to innovation but also a commitment to enhancing efficiency and product quality across the global potato processing sector.

About FPS Food Process Solutions

FPS Process Solutions is a global leader in the design and manufacture of end-to-end potato processing solutions. With a dedication to innovation and exceptional customer service, FPS delivers custom-designed solutions that maximize efficiency, product quality, and profitability for potato processors worldwide.

News story composed by Potato News Today
Source: FPS Food Process Solutions
Shirley Wong
Communications Manager, Marketing and Communications, FPS

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