Case Study

Eliminating Food Safety Contamination Risks For Spices/Breading/Mixes

Source: Eriez
Eriez Xtreme Metal Detector

Whether paprika from Spain, pepper from India and Vietnam or cinnamon from Madagascar, Old Mansion Foods based in Petersburg, Va., has been manufacturing and developing dry spices, seasonings, breadings, dry mixes, coffee and teas since 1877.

Old Mansion imports and processes spices in bulk with extensive packaging options to include private labeling of custom blends for institutional, food service, restaurants and chain companies. With its location in central Virginia only a few hours away from Norfolk’s port, Old Mansion offers multiple capabilities and warehousing opportunities for its customers’ spice, seasoning, breading and dry mix needs.

The company’s 137,000-sq.-ft. headquarters includes a pristine test kitchen for research and development as well as a quality assurance laboratory to ensure product safety and satisfaction. Old Mansion adheres to FSMA regulations and global food safety standards and enforces strict sanitation practices with Good Manufacturing Processes (GMPs).

Company officials wanted to make a metal detector a key part of the company’s Food Safety Plan. “Having a metal detector in your plant is no longer a luxury, it is critical in operations to eliminate food safety hazards and essential for food safety,” explains Dale Patton, owner of Old Mansion Foods.