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Cargill introduces automated cooking oil management system

May 17, 2021   by Food in Canada staff

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Cargill joins with Frontline International to develop the Kitchen Controller, an end-to-end, automated oil management system.

The solution leverages Cargill’s foodservice experience and oil quality knowledge with Frontline International’s Smart Oil Management equipment expertise and customer relationships, providing foodservice operators with an “integrated, intelligent approach to oil management.”

“Proper oil management can have a huge impact on product quality and production costs. Identifying the best times to safely filter and replace oil has significant benefits. Yet, too often, kitchen staff end up guessing when to do these critical tasks,” said Mike Christensen, foodservice category leader for Cargill’s global edible oils business.

The Kitchen Controller system simplifies cooking oil management by automating the oil filtering and replacement process. At the heart of the system, a fry vat sensor gathers oil quality data. The data is then analyzed by the Kitchen Controller proprietary software and fed to a touchscreen pad. Kitchen staff use the green, yellow and red onscreen indicators on the touchpad to take action with the oil. This helps to ensure consistency and quality of fried foods, and also improves profitability.



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