Aflatoxin is a major issue for Chinese food manufacturers and processors. Food exporters face even more challenges, as products exceeding the aflatoxin level imposed by import countries can often be rejected, which can have a negative impact on the brand image. Hsufuchi Foods, a sub-brand of Nestlé Group, is a well-known brand with the biggest snack and candy market share in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. To reinforce its position, the company puts quality as its top priority and enforces strict quality control measures to gain and retain consumers, leading to a large market share. Even with strong quality control measures in place, Hsufuchi Foods never stops actively seeking effective measures for quality enhancement. Since its acquisition in 2011, the company has adopted Nestlé’s global quality standards. To achieve this improvement in food safety standards, they installed two of Tomra’s Helius sorters in September 2016….
Nestlé understands the potential lethal threat of this substance, and implements a strict standard across all its hubs. Driven by business ethics, the world’s biggest food company asked Hsufuchi Foods to look into improvement measures to further bring down aflatoxin levels in peanut products. The company decided that in-house aflatoxin detection and removal was a necessity.
To tackle the aflatoxin issue, Tomra recommended its Helius sorter with Detox technology as it is able to recognize aflatoxin, which is invisible to the human eye, in foods such as peanuts and almonds, and dried fruits including figs.To validate the effectiveness of the Helius, Nestlé’s R&D team and Tomra’s application support teams conducted a six-month test in Hsufuchi’s processing line in Dongguan….