Article | April 23, 2024

Why The Sudden Rise In Metal Contaminants In Food Manufacturing

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The global frozen pizza market is experiencing significant growth and is projected to reach $35 billion by 2033. This growth can be attributed to the increased demand for frozen foods during the pandemic as consumers ate more meals at home. To cater to consumer preferences, frozen pizza manufacturers are expanding their offerings with more toppings, crust options, and vegan ingredients. However, with this increase in options comes the potential for physical contaminants and food safety issues.

The process of making frozen pizza involves several steps, including dough preparation, sauce preparation, toppings assembly, baking and cooling, freezing, and packaging. Throughout this process, quality control measures are implemented to ensure that the pizzas meet specific standards and adhere to food safety regulations. One of the common methods used to prevent metal contaminants from entering the packaged pizza is metal detection technology. However, frozen foods present unique challenges to metal detectors due to their wet and conductive nature.

To overcome these challenges, see why many food manufacturers are using multiscan technology and how it can improve sensitivity while allowing for the detection of various types and sizes of metal contaminants

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