Carrot packing processing solution reduces waste, enhances traceability, reduces carrot waste, accurate carrot inventory quality control inspections, and sales & shipping.
Carrot packing & processing, grading, sorting, sizing, washing, inventory, QC by farmsoft reduces waste and increases productivity in carrot packing and processing industry.
Farmsoft delivers reduced waste in the carrot packing traceability & quality control, processing, storage, distribution phases. By enforcing best practices, FIFO, inventory expiry monitoring, and easy stock takes to minimize waste and maximize packing profit. Use bar-code managed inventory, labeling, 3D pallet storage, to help reduce waste.
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Conduct recalls in seconds, with full confidence of accuracy and reliability. Minimize risk by ensuring accurate traceability is automatically captured. Pass audits with ease & reduce compliance costs using farmsoft's traceability guidelines. Trace fresh produce up and down the supply chain, over multiple traceability hops. Instantly produce farm records and any other farm traceability records if you optionally use our farm solution.
REDUCE ADMINISTRATION COSTS FOR CARROT PACKING
Minimize your administration costs with automatic paperwork generation. Ensure accuracy of paperwork by having necessary documentation (invoice formats, export documents, transport documents etc) automatically generated based on the needs of the specific customer - ensuring timely and accurate documentation. No more rejected orders because of bad documentation accompanying a shipment. Food traceability software made easy!
CONSISTENT QUALITY CONTROL FOR CARROT PACKING
Guarantee consistent, accurate, and efficient quality control is performed at any part of the fresh produce handling life-cycle; including during delivery, pre processing, post processing, and dispatch. Create quality control tests based on each customers requirements, and even create a daily factory hygiene test, employee performance tests and more. Accurate quality control helps to improve customer confidence and quality perception. Easily follow fresh produce quality control & fresh produce inventory guidelines.
BETTER PRODUCTION PLANNING & DISPATCH FOR CARROT PACKING
Monitor orders, assign orders to specific pack-houses (you can have unlimited processing sites in farmsoft), and allow micro monitoring of each production lines output requirements using dashboards. The dashboards ensure the correct products are produced at the correct time to fill orders. Dispatch teams are given details on their mobile device (or PC/Mac) and scan pallets onto orders. Administration teams can see orders are picked and ready for dispatch, and are presented with the correct documents for printing. All of these features result in improved accuracy of both production and dispatch processes.
OPTIONAL FARM SOFTWARE INTEGRATION FOR FARM TO PLATE MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
Optionally use farmsoft Farm Management software with our Post Harvest solution. Using both solutions provides an end to end solution from field to plate. Farm Management by farmsoft delivers full farm record keeping, farm inventory, cost monitoring, budgeting, best practice enforcement, and adherence to international farming standards. Use Farm Management by farmsoft to manage your own farms, or even hundreds of external farms that supply your fresh produce company.
Carrots belong to the Umbelliferae family and are thought to be of Asian origin.
Carrots, which are root vegetables, are divided into greenhouse and early carrots, summer and autumn carrots and late and keeping carrots.
Greenhouse and early carrots have a short root, which is usually blunt at the lower end, while later varieties have a long-pointed root. They are orange-red in color and consist of the central medulla and the outer cortex. Their color is provided by their high carotene content (carrots have the highest carotene content of all vegetable species). Since the medulla has a lower carotene and sugar content than the cortex, it is somewhat lighter in color and of lower nutritional value. For this reason, carrots with a thick cortex and a small, well-colored medulla are preferred. The relatively high sugar content gives carrots a delicate flavor.
The green foliage grows at the upper end of the root, and, in the case of early carrots (bunch carrots), is not removed. However, later varieties are sold washed without their foliage.
Quality / Duration of storage
Carrots must be free from mechanical damage and insects and of uniform color (the upper part of the root should not be green) and shape. They must not be bitter to taste or woody in texture.
The storage and transport duration of carrots cannot be markedly extended by using controlled atmosphere transport. It merely reduces the risk of the carrots becoming bitter due to the ripening gas ethylene.
Carrots in Boxes
Carrots in Big Bags
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Carrots in Poly Bags
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Carrot Processing Machines
BOX TIPPING & RECEIVING HOPPER
Receiving Hopper for Carrots
A box tipper gently tips the boxes filled with carrots dumping them onto the receiving hopper. The hopper collects the carrots and progressively unloads them on the line. The hopper has a calculated angle such that the products are always evenly distributed as they are unloaded. Both machines have a control system to adjust the flow speed of the carrots.
Destoner for Carrots
Freshly harvested carrots are usually excessively dirty, covered with stones, mud, roots, and twigs that must be removed at the beginning of the processing line. The destoner machine takes care of removing clods and foreign objects that come along with the carrots and rinses the products enough for them to move along the remaining machines on the line safely.
Carrot Washing Machine
The carrot washing machine is designed to thoroughly wash carrots and baby carrots by rinsing them with recirculating water and tumbling them against each other in a stainless steel rotating drum. Brushes can be installed in the drum for an added cleaning effect, especially when the produce is covered with heavy soil.
Carrot Polishing Machine
Our polishing machine is designed to clean and polish carrots by means of finely haired brushes with a special hardness for carrots. The machine consists of a rotating drum with counter rotating brushes. The carrot polisher is perfect for giving your carrots a shiny exterior and premium look that will surely make them stand out in the market. In addition, polishing the carrots will help extend their shelf life.
“Knowing we have someone on the spot who can deal with any issues we have is absolutely critical to ensuring we can meet the requirements and deadlines of our retail customers,” he said.
The Ishida 10-head multihead is part of a complete line devised and installed by SF Engineering which also includes a swingloader, a bespoke sorting table, an elevating conveyor and support platform, and a Ceia metal detector.
Leo Dunne anticipates that the new facility will pay for itself within three years. And while the system was designed to handle carrots, it can also be used for other products, giving the company enormous flexibility and the ability to react to market trends and developments.
In addition, by using all its surplus stock, Leo Dunne has achieved major efficiency gains and a significant reduction in its carbon footprint.
Carrot Hydrocooler Machine
Our hydrocooling machine is excellent for rapidly cooling down produce, like carrots, before they are transported and distributed. The hydrocooler plays a vital role in prolonging the shelf life of carrots by removing heat and slowing down their deterioration dramatically. The cooling unit is a ‘Bitzer’ air cooled condensing unit with a semi hermetic reciprocating compressor and an air cooled Helpman condensing unit. Furthermore, the liquid receiver is TÜV tested.
CHUNK / LENGTH GRADING
Abstract: Carrot roots are vulnerable to water loss, and proper packaging prevents desiccation and prolongs the shelf life from time of packaging until consumption. Today, Norwegian carrots are packaged in laser perforated biaxially oriented polypropylene film (BOPP). The packages are displayed at chill conditions in some grocery stores, and at room temperature in others. Previous packaging experiments (unpublished results) have shown that the CO2 level in the carrot packages can be very high (up to 40 %) after only 3 days of storage at room temperature. A range of fruit and vegetables are injured at high CO2 concentrations. Aim 1: Determination of optimal gas atmosphere in carrot packages. In an experiment at Nofima, carrot roots were packaged in films with different perforations and stored at two storage conditions for 15 days. Effect of packaging and storage conditions was analysed at the end of the storage period using chemical analysis, descriptive sensory analysis and microbial registration. Carrots in packages with high CO2 levels developed ethanol odour and taste and were more prone to microbial spoilage during the storage period. Hence, it is important to have product adapted permeability of the packages with sufficient number of perforations in order to avoid adverse impact on product quality. Aim 2: Demonstrate the use of a simple model previously developed at Nofima modelling the gas concentrations in packages for fruits and vegetables. The most important parameters are weight and respiration rate of the produce, permeability of the film and perforations and the volume of the package. The model was adapted to respiration rate data for different carrot varieties and data for packages with different types of perforations in order to optimise the gas atmosphere in packages for carrot roots stored at two storage conditions.
Carrot Length Grading Machine
The chunk / length grader is engineered to mechanically sort out oversized and undersized / broken carrots. The oversized carrots are unfavorable because they do not fit in packaging while broken and undersized carrots are not commonly sold in the market. The length grader will help achieve evenly sized carrots at the end of the line by keeping the medium-sized carrots only. This machine is made of food grade stainless steel and can be delivered with various grading sizes and capacities.
Complete packing lines to pack carrots
From normal carrots to winter carrots to rainbow carrots: JASA has a packaging solution for every carrot. JASA can help you pack carrots fast and efficiently. Ensuring you’re on top of your game when the carrot season starts in September.
Before the carrots enter the packaging line, they are first brushed and washed. “After that, they are sorted by size and length. The misshaped carrots are removed”, Piet Pannekeet, explains. Using an optical sorting machine, such as the Newtec optic sorting machine, the carrots are sorted by size and quality. The bright orange ones are the high-quality carrots and packed accordingly. While broken, misshaped carrots and the carrots with black or rotten spots are removed and are destined to be cattle food.
Next, the good carrots are either packed right away, or they are temporarily stored before they are packed. “The carrots are stored in a buffer system, from which they are packed in several types of packaging,” Piet explains. “Most packages range from 500 grams to 3 kilos and sometimes even 10 to 20 kilos for the export.”