Optical Sorter Protection Program helps optimize food safety.

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Available for new and installed G6 Manta®, Optyx®, and Tegra® optical sorters as well as G6 ADR® Automatic Defect Removal Systems, FoodSafetyPRO(TM) helps food processors maintain recordkeeping in accordance with FSMA, SQF certification, and GFSI certification. Program combines comprehensive system audit, RemoteMD(TM) Premium proactive real-time equipment monitoring, unlimited online training for one year, and online HACCP training for 5 HACCP operators and 1 HACCP manager.

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Key Technology Introduces FoodSafetyPRO(TM)

Key Technology introduces FoodSafetyPRO(TM) for food processors looking to improve their recordkeeping in accordance with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification, and/or Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification. Available for new and installed G6 optical sorters - Manta®, Optyx®, and Tegra® - as well as G6 ADR® Automatic Defect Removal Systems, FoodSafetyPRO improves processes to enhance food safety and profitability.

FoodSafetyPRO is a multidimensional program that combines four elements: a comprehensive system audit, RemoteMD(TM) Premium real-time equipment monitoring, unlimited online equipment training for one year, and online HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) training for five HACCP operators and one HACCP manager.

The comprehensive system audit certifies the sorter or ADR meets OEM specifications or provides a list of issues to resolve. The certification provides valuable documentation that the sorter or ADR meets OEM criteria.

RemoteMD Premium, Key's top of the line proactive real-time data collection and reporting tool, remotely monitors the sorter or ADR, looks for issues or changes to settings that may require corrective action, and alerts the customer if problems are detected. A secure two-way remote session between the sorter and a Key service technician can be initiated, which reduces in-plant service calls and speeds resolution time. RemoteMD Premium tracks and records changes to the software including changes to the application settings from the user interface. It also reports the history of alarms and collects and reports data on product metrics.

Key's online training program offers up to 60 self-paced training modules that cover the hardware, software, and user interface of the sorter or ADR as well as Iso-Flo® conveyors. Online HACCP training covers many of the preventative food safety principles of the FSMA as well as SQF and GFSI certifications, exploring the concepts as well as the actions that may be needed to implement an effective HACCP plan.

These online training programs improve the knowledgeability of personnel to better operate equipment at peak performance and follow HACCP guidelines while reducing training costs. They also record the successful completion of courses to document proof of compliance with industry regulations and company policies.

FoodSafetyPRO is the newest addition to Key's PROliance(TM) suite of services and support solutions. Like other PROliance services and support solutions, FoodSafetyPRO helps customers worldwide improve equipment performance and increase food safety.

For more information on FoodSafetyPRO, visit http://www.key.net/PROliance/protection-plans.

About Key Technology, Inc.

Key Technology, an ISO-9001 certified company, is a leading designer and manufacturer of process automation systems, integrated electro-optical inspection and sorting systems, and processing systems. Key® systems help processors to improve quality, increase yield, and reduce cost. With worldwide sales representation, the company maintains demonstration and testing facilities at its headquarters and manufacturing divisions in Walla Walla, Washington, USA, and at Key Technology BV in Beusichem, the Netherlands. The company's common stock trades on The NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol: KTEC.

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