Metal Contamination White Papers & Articles

  1. How FSMA Is Impacting Pet Food And Animal Feed
    2/2/2015

    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?

  2. Quality Assurance: For Beverage Manufacturers
    12/23/2014

    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.

  3. Metal Detection, X-Ray Inspection Or Both?
    12/23/2014

    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.

  4. Improving The Hygiene And Sanitation Of Food-Grade Conveyors
    9/3/2014

    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.

  5. Foreign Body Detection Of Metals
    9/20/2013

    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.

  6. Achieving Global Certification In Food Safety & Quality
    10/12/2012

    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.

  7. How To Choose The Best Metal Detector For Your Products?
    8/3/2012

    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.

  8. Metal Detection: Comparison Versus X-Ray Technology
    6/14/2012

    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.

  9. Metal Detection: Good Practice Guidelines
    6/14/2012

    Training for maintenance and cleaning staff in metal detector basics.

  10. Metal Detection: Product Effect And Metal Free Area
    6/14/2012

    The control electronics actually split the received signal into two separate channels: magnetic and conductive. This means there are effectively two balanced scales within the detector.