The SORTEX E1D sorter can help reduce the incoming defect levels for frozen peppers. The system can be fitted with an ice kit to enable operation in temperatures below 0°C. Reverse mode allows the system to "reject" the good peppers, permitting unwanted material, including stalk, core and stem to pass through. This lowers ejector wear and tear with reduced firing rates, while raising overall product recovery. The unit uses a two directional viewing and broad band lighting system with a simultaneous combination of high definition and InGaAs cameras with PROfile shape technology.