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Trends In Metal And X-Ray Detectable Plastics In Food/Food Processing

Source: Eriez

By John Collins, Eriez® Manager, Plastics & PolyMag® Processing

Food safety vigilance and increasingly stringent government guidelines continue to drive the importance of keeping foreign material out of food and food ingredients. More often than not, the threat to food safety comes when some unwanted element—a fragment of metal, piece of rubber, plastic or grain husk—enters a food ingredient or its package.

Technological improvements in both equipment and chemical additives are helping food processors detect and reject unwanted elements before the final product reaches consumers— helping to ensure product safety and quality while reducing the risk of unwanted media attention and legal snafus.