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Carrot factory goes high tech

The new carrot grader

A sophisticated new computer system has been installed at a carrot processing factory near Peterborough.

The machine, at the Produce World factory at Yaxley, uses cameras to take upto 40 photos of each carrot.

The images are then computer analysed to make sure that the colour, length and shape are all within set specifications.

The machine can process 80,000 carrots an hour.