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Cavendish Farms selects TOMRA's Eco Steam Peeler for its potato processing plant in Alberta

Cavendish Farms selects TOMRA's Eco Steam Peeler for its potato processing plant in Alberta

ExistingTOMRA steam peeling solution at Cavendish Farms, New Annan on Prince Edward Island

October 23, 2018
Cavendish Farms, one of the larger potato processors producing frozen french fries in North America, is equipping its new, state-of-the-art production facility in Lethbridge, Alberta with TOMRA’s Eco steam peelers.

Reducing its carbon footprint and increasing process efficiency played a role in that decision, according to Cavendish Farms.

Andrew Macleod, Lethbridge Project Lead at Cavendish Farms:

“We are continuously looking for new ways to reduce our carbon footprint and increase our processing efficiency.”

“To equip our new, state-of-the-art production facility in Lethbridge, we partnered with TOMRA Food.”
Cavendish Farms has existing solutions supplied by TOMRA at their processing facilities in New Annan, Prince Edward Island and Jamestown, North Dakota.

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Infographic by TOMRA Food on their position as #1 steam peeler supplier in the world

The new production facility will include the latest steam peeling technology from TOMRA.

Construction of the Cavendish Farms - Lethbridge plant is currently underway and is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2019.

Eamonn Cullen, market unit manager peeling at TOMRA Food:

“Steam peeling has for a long time been the most efficient method of removing skin from the surface of vegetables.”

“TOMRA’s Eco steam peeler is not only the fastest steam peeler; it is also the most efficient in the industry, using 28 per cent less steam than other peelers of its type.”

“We were the first to introduce high pressure steam peeling to the vegetable processing industry and we continue to invent technologies to improve steam peeling performance.”

“The Eco steam peeler enables processors to reduce the energy consumed in the process to levels not seen in the industry before.”
Andrew Macleod:

“At Cavendish Farms, we pride ourselves on high quality products and exceeding our customers’ expectations.”

“We are a family food company that puts pride, dedication and a whole lot of know-how into everything we grow, and everything we make.”

“By partnering with TOMRA Food, we expect to achieve significant savings in energy costs and raw materials to produce the highest quality frozen potato products.”
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TOMRA Sorting creates sensor-based technologies for sorting, peeling and process analytics.
The Cavendish Farms - Lethbridge facility was acquired in 2012 from Maple Leaf Foods, it is the former Maple Leaf Potatoes facility.
Cavendish Farms french fry plant in New Annan, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Cavendish Farms is North America’s fourth largest producer of frozen potato products operating four potato processing plants across North America.