X-Ray Inspection of Cereal and Grains

Source: Eagle Product Inspection
X-Ray Inspection of Cereal and Grains

Eagle Product Inspection systems provide exceptional detection of the following foreign objects in a wide range of loose and packaged applications, including cereals and cereal bars in food manufacturing and food packaging:

  • Glass shards (including glass within glass contamination)
  • Metal fragments (including metal within foil and metalized film packaging)
  • Mineral stone
  • Some plastic and rubber compounds
  • Calcified bone

Eagle’s dual energy Material Discrimination X-ray (MDX) technology is especially valuable for inspecting foods with high variations in density, such as cereal.

Investing in one of our x-ray systems can also help food manufacturers to achieve compliance with Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)-based Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)-recognised standards, such as:

  • The British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety
  • International Food Standard (IFS)
  • Safe Quality Food (SQF) 2000 Code
  • The Foundation for Food Safety Certification(FSSC) 22000

In addition to catching hazardous contaminants, our x-ray machines offer quality assurance and are capable of enhancing customer satisfaction by preventing damaged or missing products from reaching consumers by performing the following inline product integrity checks:

  • Fill level inspection
  • Mass measurement
  • Seal inspection
  • Component counts

Furthermore, metal packaging has no effect on the sensitivity of contamination detection and solutions are available to inspect products in a wide range of packaging types, such as:

  • Unpackaged
  • Tall rigid containers (including glass, metal and ceramic containers)
  • Plastic containers
  • Food Cartons/boxes
  • Food Bags and sacks
  • Food Pouches
  • Food Tubes