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"The globalization of the
industry has a real big impact in
the diversity of the vegetable that
you have to work with," he says.
"That means we have to adapt
technology, we have to change
the process conditions, we have
to look at what we can do. It's all
part of the overall science of the
equipment of what we use."
Tomra's peelers utilize steam
technology to quickly and efficiently remove the outer layer of
vegetables and fruits. Each vegetable consists of about 20% solid
matter with the other 80% being
water, Cullen says. The layer of
water directly below the skin is
heated by the steam and then
expands quickly and is separated
from the flesh.
Not only does this happen
quickly, it happens in an efficient
manner, according to Cullen.
"We keep the contours of
the vegetable. If you think of
your regular russet potato or a
carrot, it has different shapes
and contours," he says. "Steam
peeling allows you to separate
the skin from the flesh underneath without leaving too much
good flush underneath. We're
trying to reduce the level of loss
that the processor would have
from the vegetable. "And when
you're looking at a machine that's

peeling in 3 to 4 seconds, you
would typically have a loss of
matter. We recover a high volume
of good flesh for processing further down the line."

The
globalization
of the
industry has
a real big
impact in the
diversity of
the vegetable
that you have
to work with."
Eammon Cullen, Tomra
Cullen says these steam
peelers are typically used at large
facilities that need to process a
substantial amount of produce.
"The steam peeler gives them
the ability to peel around 1,000
pieces in roughly 3 to 4 seconds.
What it's doing is supplying

high-pressure steam to a special
valve arrangement into one of
our pressure vessels and it's
mixing the product uniformly,"
he says. "The steam touches the
surface of each of the thousand
pieces and once you release
that steam pressure, the skin just
completely separates from the
flesh underneath. It allows the
processor to peel high volumes
of potatoes or carrots or different
vegetables very, very efficiently."
Steam peelers are being used
in new areas lately, Cullen says,
such as pumpkins, squash, avocados and peaches.
"The consumption is increasing with those vegetables. What's
happening is they're using steam
peeling. And steam peeling works
efficiently to separate the skin,
but our equipment is constantly
being challenged with bigger and
bigger vegetables going into the
peeler," he says. "Large pumpkins
and difficult items like avocados
and peaches are driving a lot
of processors to invest in new
solutions."

Other options
Not every facility needs to process
1,000 pieces in less than five
seconds. Peelers like those manufactured by Sammic US, headquartered in Evanston, Illinois,

Some commissaries peel as many as 2,000 potatoes every day.
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can provide quick, efficient results
using different methods.
"Our products are used in
many different areas," says Neal
Pearlman, director of sales for
Sammic US. "They're used for
companies doing fresh-cut
potatoes. They're used for fries.
They're also used at the commissary level for people peeling a ton
of potatoes."
Pearlman says one commissary customer goes through
2,000 pounds of potatoes a day,
which are peeled and shredded
and then sent to the retail store to
make potato pancakes.
Sammic's peelers - which
range in capacity from 22 to 66
pounds - feature a highly resistant and long-lasting abrasive,
according to the company. A
motor spins, tumbling the potato
or other vegetable against the
abrasive compound that adheres
to the sides. The tumbler flips
the potatoes and peels them.
The machines can process the
batches in three to four minutes.
"The way it spins, and it's got a
ripple in it, it makes the potatoes
tumble. We also have flanges
in the unit itself that reincorporate the potatoes to promote
uniform peeling," Pearlman says.
"We're tumbling the potatoes so
that they're hitting the abrasive
surface at different times and in
different places so that it peels
very quickly and without creating
to exorbitant amounts of waste."
The Sammic peelers also control waste by including a water
inlet on the machine's lid. It only
injects water when the machine
is operating, taking away the
possibility of water waste. The
water, and a spin cycle, washes
the refuse down the drain.
Pearlman says Sammic sells
its peelers in conjunction with
its other equipment, like vacuum
sealers, creating a one-stop shop
experience customers love.

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Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019
Editor's Note - Planting their flag
Contents
The Wire - Walmart revamping produce departments
Grocery fresh food sales soar
Consumers more interested in sustainability
Plant power
GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES
TRENDING UP
DISPLAY CASE 101
Bakery - Brownies
Deli - Ethnic trends
GLOBAL CHEESES MOVING MAINSTREAM
Meat & Poultry - Nutrition labeling
Value-added
PORK: A VALUE-ADDED STAR
Produce - Imported fruits & vegetables
NEW VARIETIES, NEW MARKETS
Imported fruit: a winter forecast
PEPPERS
FRESH LOBSTER: FROM FOODSERVICE TO RETAIL
Food safety - Employee wellness
Commissary Insider - PEELERS
SPOTLIGHT - ENTREES
RESTAURANT ENTRÉE SALADS INSPIRE NEW FRESH EXPRESS LINE
Product Showcase
Advertisers
Fresh Takes
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Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Editor's Note - Planting their flag
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Contents
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 5
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Consumers more interested in sustainability
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Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Plant power
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES
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Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 15
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - TRENDING UP
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Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - DISPLAY CASE 101
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Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Bakery - Brownies
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Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Deli - Ethnic trends
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - GLOBAL CHEESES MOVING MAINSTREAM
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Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Meat & Poultry - Nutrition labeling
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Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Value-added
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - PORK: A VALUE-ADDED STAR
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Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Produce - Imported fruits & vegetables
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - NEW VARIETIES, NEW MARKETS
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Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Imported fruit: a winter forecast
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - PEPPERS
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Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 55
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