Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2017 Regional Award Winner

 

Perth County Ingredients Inc., St. Marys

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Austin Currah and MPP Kathryn McGarry

Austin Currah and MPP Kathryn McGarry

Canada's only egg-drying facility can't keep up with demand. Perth County Ingredients (PCI) has adapted an innovative vertical egg dryer from Europe to enhance its dehydration operations. The first of its kind in North America, the newly installed system can process eggs quicker than conventional dryers, increasing capacity and productivity. By optimizing the temperature, the processors expect the new technology will increase the shelf life and solubility of their powdered products, without compromising essential nutrients. Now, the company is eyeing customized products for specialty markets such as whey powder from liquid whey.


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