Metal detection and X-ray inspection, traditionally, have been the first line of defense to identify foreign contaminants in food. For food quality and safety professionals, choosing a detection system is typically based on three things: the optimum detection point, overall application capability, and total cost/benefit. However, engineering and software improvements continue to set new standards of detection. This has led to some confusion regarding which technology to employ and why. This white paper intends to clarify which inspection technology will most benefit your company.