By Bill Dudenhoefer, Separation Manager, Eriez
Like many other industries, the food manufacturing sector is adopting more technology each year with an eye toward increasing productivity while adhering to stringent food safety guidelines, especially in the wake of tougher federal regulations.
While productivity is the end goal for any company in the private sector, the food packaging industry faces unique challenges to meets its objectives. Regulations coming from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the respective Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) programs are pushing liability into food processors’ laps.
Food processors invest millions of dollars annually into magnetic separation equipment, proactively reducing the risk that any foreign object or contaminant will be embedded into a food product sold to grocery stores, restaurants, retailers or general consumers.