White Paper

Improving Food Safety Inspection of Pumped Products

Source: Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection
Improving Food Safety Inspection of Pumped Products

The safety of food has always been important but food scandals such as the 2013 horsemeat scandal, the 2011 EHEC outbreak in Europe and the 2008 Chinese milk (melamine) scandal, along with well-publicized product recalls, have heightened public scrutiny of food manufacturers and awareness of product safety. Consumers and the retailers that serve them are demanding manufacturers make their manufacturing processes as safe as possible. When properly installed and operated, product inspection equipment can help to reduce contamination and improve the safety of products such as pumped foods.

This white paper looks at how product inspection systems support compliance with food safety standards by eliminating physical contaminants on pumped food lines. It begins with an introduction to metal detection and x-ray inspection and an explanation of how both technologies work. The paper then goes on to discuss factors that affect the sensitivity of product inspection equipment on pumped food lines.

After exploring the effectiveness of product inspection equipment at various points on the production line, the white paper looks at typical pumped food applications and discusses key factors that should be considered before installing product inspection equipment on pumped food lines.

Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection