Article | April 23, 2024

Are You Missing An Important Stage In Raw Material Product Inspection?

By Kimberly Durkot

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Product inspection is crucial in ensuring safety and quality control for food manufacturers. Each year, the industry witnesses recalls for millions of pounds of food due to the presence of foreign contaminants. Such recalls incur staggering costs for food producers, with the average direct expense of a food product recall in the US around $10 million. However, in the event of a substantial incident, this figure can skyrocket, reaching up to $100 million.

By implementing product inspection systems, manufacturers fortify their ability to prevent contaminated products from leaving the factory. These systems play a crucial role in the early detection and elimination of contaminants during processing, mitigating the risk of damaging expensive downstream equipment.

Yet, the purview of product inspection extends beyond contaminants and foreign bodies; it encompasses the detection of undeclared allergens and inaccurate labeling, which can result in similar costly recalls. Continue reading to learn more about product inspection.

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