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Tomra Introduces Laser Sorter for Chinese Food Firms to Tackle Aflatoxin Contamination

Norwegian sensor-based sorting company Tomra has introduced a free-fall laser sorting machine in China to help food manufacturers tackle the threat caused by aflatoxin contamination.

Branded as Nimbus BSI, the new laser sorters are said to use a special optical design for detecting contamination in food products based on cutting-edge sensor-based sorting technology.

The laser sorter assists manufacturers in detecting the extremely low intensity of light reflected by contaminants such as aflatoxin mold and fungus in different types of food types from nuts to dried fruits.

According to Tomra, the contaminated food can be separated from the production process to guarantee an end produce suitable for human consumption.

Capable of identifying infected products, the Nimbus BSI can also pick out discoloration, foreign materials and misshapen products, said the company.

Along with an embedded laser detection technology and a module designed particularly to identify the material’s unique fingerprint, the sorting machine can also separate particles based on different biological characteristics.

It is also said to be capable of detecting mycotoxins and other fungal toxins, as well as water. By implementing the sorting system, manufacturers can also keep a tab on the oil levels in the food product, said Tomra.

According to the Norwegian company, Chinese food processors can consistently deliver food products that can conform to the safety standards of several importing countries using its new free-fall laser sorting technology.

Tomra has also launched a new sorter for the vegetable, fresh cut and potato processing industries branded as TOMRA 5B.

Earlier in the month, the company launched TOMRA 5A for the potato processing industry, which is aimed at reducing product waste and improving product safety.

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