Based in Albert Lea, Minnesota, Mrs. Gerry has expanded by incorporating the Orbit 350 steam peeling line from TOMRA Sorting Food, and enabled the company’s expansion into ready-to-eat refrigerated entrees. Today, the company sells more than 35 million pounds of food each year, and produces 120 different products including its “Original Potato Salad.” Mrs. Gerry’s is able to meet production demands and keep pace with the increased capacity from the Orbit 350 peeler, according to the company.
The company, which started in an actual kitchen, has grown through nine expansions and today markets its salads and mashed potatoes in grocery stores, restaurants and non-commercial foodservice establishments across the U.S.
“The Orbit peeler is able to process large quantities of produce with a shorter cycle time while also reducing steam usage,” said Chad Vogt, CEO at Mrs. Gerry’s. “We know that we are now using less steam than before and the machine also provides improvements in the uniformity of peeling, which can help to reduce waste.”