Since the early 1990s, the food industry has relied on x-ray technology to detect potentially harmful foreign bodies, such as glass and metal, to protect consumers and maintain brand reputations. But can x-ray inspection do more? Can x-ray technology become a multitasking defender of product safety and brand quality?
With the number of food recalls per year in the U.S. almost doubling since 2002 and the total number of recall events reported via FDA Recall Enforcement Reports having increased since 20141, it’s imperative manufacturers get a handle on their quality issues. The average cost of a recall to a food company is estimated to be USD 10 million in direct costs, with some recalls resulting in losses of more than USD 100 million2. And, what’s more, these figures exclude the brand damage and lost sales that can take years to recover from.
X-ray inspection is the answer to solving a wide range of product safety and quality control issues found within food manufacturing. But what are the real benefits of integrating an x-ray inspection system into your production line? This White Paper will explain the four main benefits of adding x-ray inspection equipment to your line: how it helps protect consumers and builds trust and brand loyalty, how it strengthens quality assurance programs and keeps companies compliant with regulatory standards, and how it benefits your bottom line with a lower total cost of ownership and a strong return on investment.