The theme of today's reportage - PepsiCo's plant for the production of potato chips Lay's, recently opened in the city of Azov, Rostov region. In addition, the plant produces crackers Hrusteam. Walk in series along the entire production line and consider it in detail.
It is believed that the chips were more than 150 years ago in the United States. Legend has it that one of the elite American restaurants, the client (railroad magnate Vanderbilt) did not like the restaurant's signature dish, "French fries" and he returned it to the kitchen, with the claim that the potato is too thick. The chef decided to play a trick on the client and the sliced potatoes on thin slices and fry in oil applied to the table. Surprisingly, the customer really liked the dish, and since then the restaurant menu, a new dish - potato chips.
Lay's potato chips produced in 1938. Today the company Frito Lay is one of the leading manufacturers of salty snacks in the world as well as in Russia. Lay's potato chips deliveries to Russia began in the mid-90s, and in 2002 opened its first factory Frito Lay in a Moscow Kashira.
Unloading, cleaning and temporary storage of potatoes
Every day here is unloaded nine 20-ton truck with potatoes. Potatoes on a belt conveyor falls into the washing machine, which is used to clean the water recirculation. Everything in the world, there are three such automatic car wash. The washing process is physically impossible to remove all takes place in a closed container. After washing the potatoes are in temporary storage in bins - special containers where supplied as needed for production.
Cleaning, sorting and cutting potatoes
Before potato tubers fall into a special machine for cutting, the inspector visually inspect going through the Ribbon, tubers, and if necessary remove any visible defects.
By the way: For the production of chips, not every good potatoes. There are so-called chipsovye potato varieties that contain high amounts of starch.
All employees periodically undergo a medical examination and have medical records, this is done to ensure that the ill person did not get to production. In addition, in front of the shop, all must wash their hands.