Key Technology Introduces Global View™ for its VERYX digital sorters
March 05, 2021
Key Technology introduces Global View™, a patented new software-driven capability for their VERYX® digital sorters. This unique software optimizes product quality, increases yield, collects more sophisticated data and reduces the need for manual inspection.
PepsiCo leverages AI to create an intelligent monitoring system that improves Cheetos consistency
January 05, 2021
To the untrained eye (and mouth), a Cheetos Snack is a Cheetos Snack. But even die-hard snack lovers might not realize the lengths to which engineers go to ensure each bite has the optimal crunch, lightness, and shape.
Soiltech has expanded the functionality of its soil moisture sensor with temperature, humidity, location and impacts
December 30, 2020
Enabled by AT&T’s nationwide, highly secure LTE-M cellular network, the Soiltech Sensor precisely records and transmits data for soil moisture, temperature, humidity, location and impacts that may create bruising while crops are being grown, transported, and stored.
Frito-Lay Enhances Direct-to-Consumer Shopping Experience with the Launch of 'Make Your Own' Variety Pack
December 12, 2020
Snack fans have asked for more customization for years and Frito-Lay is responding in a big way. Frito-Lay today announced a new way for shoppers to customize their own Frito-Lay Variety Pack to fit the snacking needs of their household.
Tasteful Selections releases a new feature for consumers to find bite-size potatoes near them
September 01, 2020
As part of their 10-year celebration and in response to their consumers, Tasteful Selections®, a pioneer and leader in the bite-size potato category, has added a new feature to its recently revamped website.
The Increasing Role of Digital Sorters
September 01, 2020
Powered by Industry 4.0 methodologies and IIoT (the Industrial Internet of Things), modern sorters are increasingly being utilized as data centers at the same time they sort product and are uniquely qualified to contribute to the data revolution.
Michael Family Farms launches new website to help educate consumers on products
April 22, 2020
Studies show that 70-80% of people research a company online before making a purchase. Shoppers search to find information about their potential food purchases in addition to the companies that produce it and what they stand for.
Taco Bell introduces 'Veggie Mode' on its self-service ordering kiosks in the United States
March 03, 2020
On March 12, Taco Bell officially activates Veggie Mode, a single-swipe feature that instantly transforms the menu to show only vegetarian items on self-service ordering kiosks in the United States.
Launched at the Potato Expo: The 'Eye on Potatoes' Podcast
January 15, 2020
Kicking off the 12th annual Potato Expo, held Jan 14-15 in Las Vegas, the National Potato Council announced the launch of its new podcast, 'Eye on Potatoes'. The podcast in available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.
Online tool to detect blackleg disease in potato using DNA testing has widespread application
December 05, 2019
Scientists have developed a user-friendly online tool called Uniqprimer, which quickly and automatically designs species-specific DNA tags (also known as primers) for detecting pathogens such as Dickeya dianthicola using DNA testing.