Very rarely can a machine that looks like a submarine be described as Truly Scrummy, but premium baby food producer, Kealth Foods, can hardly stop gurgling about their fantastic new arrival, a Lagarde retort.
The patented design means product is gently steamed to achieve beautiful baby food products in pouches, which customers are gobbling up as fast as production can make them. Major investment has followed and as well as baby foods, Kealth make other high quality food products used widely in hospitals and for those with special dietary needs.
All Lagarde retorts now come as standard with the patented “Samantha” control system which is the first specially designed PC for retort control. Class beating temperature and pressure control, guarantees even the most delicate laminates can be handled without deformation or damage.
With regulatory authorities demanding more and more specific report filing, the Samantha PC also claims another wining feature – batch reports in FDA approved formats. Automatic report generation, electronic signatures, alarm and recipe information and evaluation of batch reports in standard document formats are all key benefits.
Specially designed trays allow maximum retort utilisation, saving energy and reducing the environmental impact of each pouch produced.
Gary Bulmer, Kealth’s Managing Director commented: “When we contacted Holmach we were unfamiliar with retorting equipment, ancillaries and procedure. Holmach has provided us with excellent technical support and assistance, coupled with the quality of the Lagarde machine and PC based control, we were able to always ensure the best quality as well as complying with ever increasing reporting requirements. Holmach’s after sales support has also been exemplary.”
Lagarde, as the World’s leading steam retort manufacturer have a reputation for high build quality, and supply most of the World’s leading manufacturers with static and rotary retorts and giving Kealth Foods a healthy start in pouch processing!