Metal Contamination White Papers & Articles

  1. Five Things To Consider When Purchasing Product Inspection Equipment

    Just as a family name is respected, a company’s brand must be protected. Choosing the right product inspection system for the detection of foreign material in your facility’s production line is a key step to protecting your brand.

  2. Understanding Difficult Applications For Improved Metal Detection In Food Manufacturing

    In the food and pharmaceutical industries many of the products being inspected for contamination exhibit a phenomenon known as ‘Product Effect’.

  3. How FSMA Is Impacting Pet Food And Animal Feed

    The melamine contamination of pet food in 2007 generated over 14,000 reports in the first four weeks after it was discovered. A salmonella outbreak in South Carolina led to a recall of 30,000 tons of dry dog and cat food after 47 people became sick after handling the contaminated food. Unlike safeguards in place to protect human food, there were no regulations governing most animal foods during those food safety events. Now, under FSMA, the FDA has a rule for preventive controls for food for animals going into effect in late summer 2015. How will this rule affect the industry?

  4. Quality Assurance: For Beverage Manufacturers

    The cost of defective products can be high: a recall is expensive, and the damage to brand integrity can be catastrophic. In the competitive beverage market, consistent product presentation keeps customers from abandoning the brand.

  5. Metal Detection, X-Ray Inspection Or Both?

    This white paper will help food and pharmaceutical manufacturers decide on which inspection technology to invest in to ensure the quality and safety of their products. Metal Detection, X-ray Inspection or Both summarises the pros and cons of each technology and guides you through the decision making process.

  6. Improving The Hygiene And Sanitation Of Food-Grade Conveyors

    In this white paper, we will consider many conveyor design features that can improve hygiene and sanitation. We will discuss belt conveyors, bucket conveyors, vibratory shakers and horizontal motion shakers, which are used to transport bulk foods. The objective is to help food processors understand what equipment features impact sanitation so they can better select the ideal conveyors to achieve their goals.

  7. Foreign Body Detection Of Metals

    A metal detection system can represent a significant capital investment. Equipment must be designed for the intended application and used in an effective manner to ensure ROI.

  8. Achieving Global Certification In Food Safety & Quality

    What is the only thing on retailers and manufacturers’ minds more than safety? The economy and consumer demand, which translates to profitability. In a competitive world market, made even tougher by recent legislation in major markets such as the U.S. and China to reassure consumers, producers at every point in the supply chain are carefully watching margins while seeking new strategies to protect market share.

  9. How To Choose The Best Metal Detector For Your Products?

    Protecting your brand in the marketplace is one of the most important functions a food manufacturer performs. But all the investment to establish a reputation for product quality could be lost in the event of one safety recall. Developing and maintaining an effective, verifiable inspection program is no longer an option for processors. By Todd Grube, Inspection Systems Manager, Heat and Control, Inc.

  10. Metal Detection: Comparison Versus X-Ray Technology

    In the past few years there has been an increased level of interest in the use of x‐ray technology for the inspection of food products in order to detect foreign contaminants.