FOOD PACKAGING INSPECTION CASE STUDIES

  • Nutritional Medicine Manufacturer Installs Two Line Checkweigher To Keep Up With Demand

    Orthomol pharmazeutische Vertriebs GmbH develops and markets an extensive range of food supplements. Annually over 50 million pouches and 12 million drink bottles leave the premises. A new two-lane C35 AdvancedLine checkweigher excels in high weighing accuracy and throughput, and its versatile product handling features can be flexibly adapted to changing requirements in Orthomol's production lines.

  • Basciani Foods Achieves High Ranking For Total Quality Assurance And HACCP

    In this case study, a mushroom farm looked for a proper solution to isolate metal fragments in its processing stage while the mushrooms are being sliced before packaging.

  • Automated Vision Inspection Equipment Ensures Uniform Meat Quality

    A cold meat processor wanted to ensure its products were consistently high quality, while cutting costs. This case study explores how vision inspection equipment helped the company achieve its goals.

  • X-Ray System Proves Essential For Brand New Baked Goods Facility

    Building a food manufacturing facility from scratch would be a daunting project even for someone with a strong background in this industry. So imagine how challenging it was for Ivan and Elaine Pezzoli whose only previous experience was as a restaurateur in Brazil.

  • Improving Dairy Powder Package Inspection

    The cost of dairy-based powders is surging and the cost of waste weighs heavy on manufacturing ops. This case study explores technologies that reduce waste, improve QA, and defend brand equity.

  • Brewing Company Assures Fill Levels With Checkweigher System

    At Matt Brewing Company, attention to detail and uncompromising commitment to quality are the signature trademarks of the company and their award-winning Saranac beers. Concerned with accuracy and reliability, the company wanted to assure every customer receives a full can of beer every time, so they searched for a gamma fill level inspection system and instead, became the first brewer in the world to use this new checkweigher technology for 100 percent inspection.

    By Kyle Thomas, Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed

FOOD PACKAGING INSPECTION WHITE PAPERS & ARTICLES

  • Ensuring Conformity Of Packaged Food

    In this white paper, we define package conformity and why it's important to food industry stakeholders. Further, we explore the technologies available to meet conformity objectives and how using them can benefit your business.

  • An Introduction To Vacuum Decay Leak Testing

    Vacuum decay tests for container integrity by drawing vacuum on a package within a test chamber and monitoring the vacuum level for any decay, indicating a leak. Is it applicable for your food product?

  • Food Packaging And Brand Protection: It’s Simple, Right?

    Everyone knows packaging is primarily about the product itself; protecting, presenting, and conveying it. But, what does packaging do for brand integrity? The answer is more complex than you may think.

  • 9 Ways Technology Aids FSMS Implementation And Continuous Improvement

    There are many aspects of resource allocation to consider when developing a food safety management system (FSMS) for a business and there are efficiencies to be gained in almost every area of an FSMS. Technology and software can provide your team with the tools to monitor production targets and deviations in real-time and more efficiently than visual inspection.

  • 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.

  • Know Your Application Before Being Pulled (Fooled) by the Strongest Magnet

    The strength of the magnet may not be the most important factor to consider. First and foremost, you need to think about the details of your manufacturing application and the environment in which the magnet will function, then you can determine which magnet is best for your separation process. It is advisable to consult with a magnetic separator supplier who has expertise and historical knowledge of which systems work and which do not.

FOOD PACKAGING INSPECTION PRODUCTS

WIPOTEC-OCS provides a reliable and robust combination of checkweigher and metal detection in an innovative, hygienic Wash Down design. This model meets all statutory provisions for the food processing industry like IFS-compliant product control, and HACCP or LMHV/FDA (Food Hygiene Regulations).

VeriPac Leak Testers provide non-destructive leak testing of pouches and flexible packaging. The new "drawer style" test chamber is specially designed for package integrity testing of filled and sealed food pouches, retort pouches as well as pharmaceutical and medical pouches. VeriPac's new testing configuration offers easy handling and testing convenience.

The HVLD testing process consists of a set of electrode probes which scans a sealed container made of a non-conductive material.

The SC-E model is the perfect entry to the world of ultra-modern X-ray inspection systems and the associated high quality product line of WIPOTEC-OCS.

Seal-Sensor™ utilizes ultrasound technology that provides non-contact seal inspection solutions for offline laboratory use and high speed 100% online applications. Seal-Sensor is a very rapid, reliable method that provides an instant reading of seal presence and quality.

If high-precision weighing of products is not enough and it requires an additional reliable inspection for metallic impurities, there is the HC-M-MDi checkweigher / metal detector system.

FOOD PACKAGING INSPECTION NEWS

  • MULTIVAC At Fachpack In Nuremberg

    MULTIVAC will be presenting at Fachpack in Nuremberg (25.-27. September 2012, Hall 1, Stand 1-321) a wide spectrum of packaging technologies for all output ranges, as well as the latest marking and inspection systems from MULTIVAC Marking & Inspection

FOOD PACKAGING INSPECTION MULTIMEDIA

Salaisons Jouvin, a French company specializing in the production of cold meats, wanted to ensure its products were consistently of high quality, while simultaneously cutting costs. This case study explores how Salaisons Jouvin implemented vision inspection equipment to achieve its goals.

In an interview at 2014’s PACK EXPO, Viggo Nielsen, General Manager at Mettler Toledo Safeline, took time to speak with Todd Schnick and Todd Youngblood about the effects FSMA regulations are having on food packaging and inspection. 

Julie Ackerman, Senior Director of PR and Communications at PMMI — the association for packaging and process technologies — spent some time at the Life Science Connect/Food Online radio booth at PACK EXPO/Pharma EXPO 2014.