Metal Contamination White Papers & Articles

  1. Food Safety First Is The Order Of The Day

    Data revealing aflatoxins to be the biggest cause of foodrelated recalls demonstrates the important role effective sorting and quality analysis systems can play in boosting food safety on the production line. By Ashley Hunter, Senior Vice President & Head of TOMRA Sorting Food

  2. Sustainability In The Food Processing Industry: Your Guide To Improve Energy Efficiencies

    As environmental scrutiny of global industries continues to grow, governments are seeking to impose energy efficiency targets on companies in order to comply with new directives. By Dr. Doug Reid, Engineering Manager at TOMRA Sorting Food

  3. Automation Essential To Sustainable Success

    Continued advances in automation and robotics are making the global food manufacturing and processing industries safer, more efficient and able to deliver higher profits. By Steven Van Geel, Sales Director China at TOMRA Sorting Food

  4. What Does The Future Hold For Food Safety Regulations?

    With new regulations, companies should stay on top of the latest changes impacting production and profits. This article explores the impacts of the evolving regulatory landscape on the food industry.

  5. How To Detect 87 Percent Smaller Wire Contaminants In Manufacturing

    Metal detector sensitivity performance is usually expressed in terms of the diameter of a test sphere made from a specific type of metal, such as ferrous, non-ferrous, aluminum or stainless steel.

  6. Improving Sensitivities For The Most Challenging Metal Detection Applications

    Conductive or dense food products have forced companies to accept unacceptable detection thresholds. This White Paper explains enhanced platforms, how they work, and why they were developed.

  7. Metal Detection Systems: Still A Safe Bet For Food Manufacturers

    Product inspection systems are most successful when they are designed with many support methods and principles. For years, Metal Detection Systems have provided safeguards against physical contamination. These systems grow more sophisticated each year, and, consequently, their ability to detect smaller metal contaminants becomes more refined.

  8. How X-Ray Inspection Can Bolster Your Food Safety Program

    Product inspection is a critical and indispensable part of responsible food production. If it isn’t already, it truly needs to be embedded in HACCP and prerequisite program(s) for food producers. Food contamination with foreign matter and/or impurities can have serious implications to food producers as they are the entities directly responsible for any issues posing health and safety risks to consumers. But, what are food makers doing to create and enable a robust food safety program? Oftentimes, they seek new technology and/or inspection equipment to support their written food safety and quality programs, such as X-Ray Inspection Systems.

  9. Boost OEE And Find Smaller Metal Contaminants

    ‘Product effect’ (a phenomenon where the type of product being inspected can itself hinder the inspection technology’s capability to identify a particular contaminant) has long been a problem for food manufacturers. In the case of metal detection, product effect can be caused by a number of factors such as high moisture or salt content, temperature variations, size and shape of the product, orientation through the detector and packaging material.

  10. The Need For X-Ray Inspection In The Food Industry

    Food producers, packagers, and distributors are under increasing scrutiny when it comes to the safety of their products. The complexity, scope, and speed of the supply chain have made it so that a localized issue involving food-borne contaminants can quickly balloon into a nationwide recall. The food industry has responded by implementing stringent inspection and safety processes. For detecting foreign objects in food products, X-ray technology is an established best practice