Consistency is key
Sunrise Fresh was looking for consistency. “My grandfather always said that the most consistent thing about cherries is inconsistency.
Track the quality
Sunrise Fresh decided to implement SKALA to pull all their data together in one place and look at the big picture. “We recorded everything from temperatures on our driers, internal temperatures from the warehouse, moisture and water activity from the AQUALAB.
Monitoring the water activity of the product and the temperature of the dryer in real time really gives us a good idea of where the fruit is at and whether we need to change anything. We can track the quality of the product, make sure we are hitting the specs for shelf life and quality. It has gotten the floor supervisors, our QC technician, myself, the owners all on the same page. We all know what is going on in the process and what needs to be fixed.”
Sunrise Fresh farms cherries, walnuts and recently almonds. They are also diversifying with custom farming and nut harvesting.