POTATO HYGIENE - DOLAVS FIT THE PROCESS
Checking and weighingKFF Potatoes is based in Sutton Bridge near Spalding in Lincolnshire. It is primarily a potato prepacking operation, adding value to the product sourced from all over the UK, including Cambridgeshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Suffolk, Norfolk and Lincolnshire.
Describing the business and its processes, Richard Phillips said: “We process about 2000 tonnes of potatoes each month, mainly washing them and putting them into pre-packs, cartons and bulk containers for many different customers including supermarkets, wholesale markets, caterers and food manufacturers. “We chose Dolav because they suit our customers and they fit their process and their
Clean and Hygienic Dolavmachinery so we accommodate them into our machinery and process. They are recyclable. They are durable – they will take the knocks which happen in this kind of process. They get handled several times for each particular sale up to 10-times with transport and moving in and out of different production and delivery processes. So they have to be durable and we find they do the job very well.
“We carry around 100 Dolavs and we see this as a good investment because having enough around you to deliver once without waiting for Dolavs to come back from a customer saves on haulage costs. “Our customers require us to take all the risks of foreign body contamination out of the process. We find the best way to do that is to wash them just prior to production and seal them with a lid. “We have been using Dolavs for six years and we found them to have stood the test of time very well. We have recently had some more to give us a bit more flexibility and the ability to do more volume required by our customers.”