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Sorting Technology Drives Sustainable Development

FROM:- DATE:2018-05-22 13:59:35 CLICK:669  

With the rapid expansion of the global population, ensuring the food supply of each additional population and increasing the utilization of resources have become important. Every crop and each harvested grain should not be wasted or lost in the middle. Technological progress is a key factor driving the increase in resource utilization.

Achieving sustainable development and challenging

It is estimated that by 2050, the global population will increase by 30%, and as urbanization continues to develop, more and more people will live in cities. In contrast, the increase in the area of ​​arable land is very limited. Data from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) shows that by 2050, the growth of land resources available for agricultural production worldwide will be only 20%.

The imbalance in the growth rate of population and land resources will put more and more pressure on the food supply chain. This will bring double challenges to economic growth and corporate social responsibility for food growing and processing companies.

From farm to table, food loss is everywhere

The loss of food occurs throughout the supply chain. In the picking process, extreme weather and natural disasters will directly bring about a reduction in production. In the processing stage, imperfect processing technologies will result in the loss of good products. For example, in the sorting process, if the sorting performance is not enough, there will be good products. Mistakes are made in the counterfeit area, resulting in waste; and finally, in the consumer sector, retailers and consumers will directly discard food that has been slightly misused.

Many leading food brands including Pepsi, McCann, Nestlé, and Yizi have all responded to the call of the British Food and Drink Federation and made a “zero food waste” commitment to zero waste in production.

Sustainability strategy helps companies save costs

Some companies misunderstand sustainable development and believe that sustainable development will increase their daily operating costs. In fact, sustainability and profitability complement each other, both of which rely on the efficient use of resources. In the long run, sustainable development strategy will bring significant economic benefits to the company. WRAP data in the United Kingdom shows that the food industry can save 341 million euros in annual expenditure if measures are taken to avoid food waste.

However, it cannot be denied that companies need to make the necessary initial investment in the early stages of implementing the sustainable development route. However, most companies have stated that initial investment is necessary and will bring long-term benefits and sustainable business growth.

Then, what measures need to be taken by food processing companies to enhance sustainability and increase corporate profits? Many companies look to food processing automation technologies.

Leading technology to increase resource utilization

The European Parliament report shows that the introduction of automated sorting technology in food production lines can improve sustainability in many aspects, such as reducing food waste and waste, reducing energy consumption, and reducing water consumption.

Through technological innovation, CSG continuously improves the efficiency of sorting, thereby increasing the utilization of resources and helping food companies achieve sustainable development.

Reduce food waste and waste - Sensor-based sorting equipment can optimize productivity, ensure product quality, and maximize profits.

Previously, crop damage caused by inclement weather would directly lead to a reduction in production. For example, farmers will abandon these damaged crops once they have suffered pests or hail damage. Today, CSG offers "reverse sorting" technology that can recover 1-2% of the good products contained in such seriously damaged finished products.

The development of sorting technology has provided inspiration for companies to change their development ideas. In the past, defective products that were removed during sorting were directly discarded. Now, food processing companies have developed more elaborate quality grade standards for different needs and have made more detailed product classifications. This has the advantage that products of all grades can be fully utilized in different forms. For example, radishes with poor quality can be diced or beaten into juice, and even worse can be used as feed for livestock, with only serious defects or Rotten products will be discarded.

Advances in science and technology have also changed the concepts and methods of food processing. Taking the processing of frozen vegetables as an example, in the past, food processing companies often sorted and rejected the products after they had frozen them; now, with the development of sorting technology, companies can eliminate defective products before freezing. , to avoid these defective products into the follow-up frozen and other links, improve the efficiency of energy use.

CSG is adhering to the concept of optimizing resource productivity, continuously promoting cutting-edge technology development, and achieving the sustainable development of itself and its partners. Focusing on the future, the quest for optimized resource utilization will allow CSG to become a trusted partner for food brands around the world.

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