After that, they are steamed and dropped into another machine that looks a lot like a clothes dryer only the walls are lined with big brushes to remove the skin — all done without smashing the potatoes. Some manufacturers run the cut fries through a conveyor with built in camera and computer that analyzes each fry to identify the ‘sub-standard’ fries and they are removed from the line. Talk about high tech!
The entire process runs the fries from one cool machine to another, each with a special purpose. And this process is unique to the manufacturing of frozen french fries. Which means that a company that produces frozen foods faces challenges and requires manufacturing solutions that a different food and beverage manufacturer, like a fresh food or dairy product company, wouldn’t need.
Frozen food manufacturers require accountability and traceability of products that ensure they will always be stored and transported at the correct temperature, in controlled environments. Effectively managing 3PL distribution and contract manufacturing partners while minimizing distribution and manufacturing costs is critical.