Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 8 2016 - Page 19

According to Jean-Louis Jouvin, can’t be seen!” continuous analysis and provides Salaisons Jouvin’s founder, president “And the fat and collagen levels are the operator with information about and general manager: “Our goal is clearly noticeable to the consumer. the cumulative weight of the current to improve quality control of the Both must be inspected in the batch. Afterwards, the operator finished product and the quality of interest of product uniformity and must normally take corrective raw materials. These are intimately quality. In addition, uniformity also action to reach the target fat level linked and affect costs as well as allows us to control the curing for the batch (normally 1,000kg). To consumer satisfaction. In this sense, parameters.” facilitate, or rather, to automate this the QVision analyzer is a good tool to QVision doesn’t just ensure task, the QVision has a personalized reach our goal.” consistency in the quality, content application, “Intouch”, which can and taste of their products through make recommendations or guide GOAL: UNIFORM, CONSISTENT the year. According to Jouvin, QUALITY another advantage is undoubtedly operators, provided the selected recipe has been entered beforehand Large retailers and other distributors “the possibility of inspecting raw with the proportions of the individual have very specific needs and materials from our suppliers to ingredients. requirements and Salaisons Jouvin’s ensure that they scrupulously comply “This function is an excellent aid for first goal is to adequately respond with our requirements.” operators. They feel freer because to these. In order to do so, ensuring they know that the selected recipe will they began using the TOMRA QVision QVISION’S EASE OF USE AND INTEGRATION IN THE PRODUCTION LINE analyzer. Initially the company engaged in thanks to its intuitive interface and “One of our priorities is to maintain manual production, using established touchscreen, the QVision has an open consistency in our products recipes, which frequently required and light design and is also easy to throughout the year, from January them to make corrections and discard move and clean, which allows users 1 through December 31. Having a lot of the product. to maintain standards for quality, raw materials sorted and batches “Before using QVision, we regularly cleanliness and general hygiene. analyzed allows us to correct our had to carry out numerous time- recipes and adjust our machines consuming manual inspections. This at any point in time so that the involved a greater investment of COMPLETE SATISFACTION WITH RESULTS consumer’s perception of the quality time and diminished our response The first contact Salaisons Jouvin had remains consistent,” explains Jouvin. capacity. with TOMRA technologies occurred Thanks to QVision’s precise With automation, the checks are at the French agri-food expo CFIA in measurement of fat, moisture, ongoing and dynamic. All materials Rennes. proteins and collagen, the from all suppliers are analyzed all the The company had become aware of manufacturer can precisely combine time,” Jouvin explains. a need and TOMRA had the solution. different suppliers in order to ensure The QVision unit was installed at the Today, after experience with the product conformance, and can front of the factory’s production line. new equipment, Jouvin considers correctly assign different suppliers After going through a slicer, a thick the QVision to be a “natural tool to to different products to consistently cut of meat is obtained initially, as manage our resources, stock and achieve the desired quality even this is the best way of maintaining curing chambers.” though different mixtures are used. traceability of suppliers’ products. The decision to purchase the “Although raw materials can The QVision analyzer has a recipe QVision analyzer, as Jouvin himself generally be evaluated visually, the editor which guides the machine acknowledges, was determined by: same is not true of other factors, operator when adding certain “the level of the technology, TOMRA’s such as collagen. Jouvin indicates quantities of raw materials to accessibility and quick response times, “What is most important is what batches. The QVision performs as well as the ease with which consistent quality is important, which is much easier for the company since produce exactly the desired result,” says Jouvin. Apart from being easy to use FDPP - www.fdpp.co.uk 19