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CP Food group chooses Marel Stork for secondary processing technology
09 Apr 2015
The project includes equipment for automated cut-up, automated deboning and production control software, enabling full traceability. Dafa Chia Tai’s choice for Marel Stork is a conscious choice for high end quality in all aspects. It is in line with Dafa Chia Tai’s strategy to provide consumers with only the very highest quality, safe poultry products.
The CP Food Group is one of the world’s largest food producers and a leading agricultural company in China with factories nationwide. The group is completely vertically integrated and has a “farm-to-table strategy”.
Bio-security and food safety are paramount to their production methods. The group aims to become the “kitchen for the world and a source of energy for human beings”, emphasizing environmental protection, developing healthy food and guaranteeing consumer safety.
Traceability supports food safety
The Beijing Dafa Chia Tai project (Beijing, China) includes a new Marel Stork scalding system and various A-frame pluckers, laying down a perfect foundation for the downstream process and resulting in a higher paw quality. Paws are valuable products in China.
After chilling and automatic grading, a selection line incorporating the recently introduced SmartWeigher, the most accurate inline weighing solution, and PDS-NT software determines the optimum destination for every product.
All data are stored to give full traceability, thereby allowing the Company to adopt policies which ensure the highest food safety standards.
After quality selection, the modular flexible ACM-NT automatic cut-up system produces a wide selection of high yield cuts. The ACM-NT system includes the well-known JLR Anatomic leg module, the industry reference for producing high yield anatomic legs.
Top quality breast deboning
Breast caps cut on the versatile ACM-NT are deboned with the help of two AMF-BX FlexControl systems.
Using less labor than any competitive set-up, the two systems produce a wide variety of top class, high yield fillet products with lower trimming losses at an average capacity of 7,200 breast caps per hour.
The menu controlled AMF-BX FlexControl allows settings to be changed automatically when breast cap sizes change, optimizing processing yields and making the job easier for people working with the system.
Automation of secondary processing in the Beijing Dafa Chia Tai project using the latest Marel Stork processing technology is a good example of the direction in which poultry processing in China is headed.
Marel Stork is proud to support this development.
The company’s presence in China, which includes the local production of equipment and a locally based team of engineers, is proof of its long-term commitment to this important market.