Article | October 25, 2016

4 Ways X-Ray Inspection Can Improve the Safety of Pumped Poultry

Source: Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection
4 Ways X-Ray Inspection Can Improve the Safety of Pumped Poultry

Contamination detection equipment is critical to ensure food safety. However, pumped poultry inspection has traditionally proved challenging for numerous reasons. This post shows how market-leading pipeline x-ray equipment can help to protect consumers and manufacturers’ brand reputations by overcoming four common poultry inspection challenges.

1. Contamination Detection

Chicken bones are the most prevalent contaminant in poultry applications but they can be tricky to detect using standard x-ray systems as they’re less dense than red meat bones. Pipeline x-ray systems offer much better levels of contamination detection when inspecting poultry trim, such as breast fillets and thigh meat, as the product’s well presented for inspection. What’s more, bespoke software algorithms ensure precise removal of contaminated product with minimal product waste. As well as ensuring optimal detection of metal filings, glass shards and mineral stone, such algorithms guarantee maximum bone detection sensitivity.

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