METAL CONTAMINATION WHITE PAPERS & ARTICLES

  • What Food Processors Should Know: Metal Detection Vs. X-ray Inspection

    Consumer safety has always been a primary concern for food processors. HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) has been a methology recommended by the FDA since the 1950s and food producers have always been conscious of their brand’s protection. The recent enactment of the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has turned the intensity up even higher.

  • Ensuring Food Safety Through The Prevention Of Physical Contamination

    Incidents of physical contaminants in food can have a detrimental impact on brand reputation. This white paper explains different types of physical contamination in food and how to prevent them.

  • Equipment Safety For Product Inspection Equipment

    This paper is intended as a general guide on equipment safety, for users and suppliers of product inspection equipment. It should be thought of as a framework for discussion on the topic, assisting both users and suppliers in meeting their shared responsibility for equipment safety.

  • 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.

  • 5 Considerations When Changing From Metal Detection To X-Ray Inspection

    Surprise objects in food, and the anger and fear they create, can turn into viral news faster than you can say “recall!” Here are five considerations when upgrading from metal detection to X-Ray inspection.

  • X-Ray: A Solid Investment To Improve Food Safety And Quality

    This article provides insight into physical contaminant detection and explains why X-Ray technology is an excellent solution for eliminating physical contaminant concerns.

METAL CONTAMINATION PRODUCTS

The LIQUISCAN VF+ is a metal separator for filling applications. When metal is detected, the separator valve automatically redirects the contaminated product into a special container. LIQUISCAN VF+ metal separators are supplied mounted on a mobile, height-adjustable stand. The low center of gravity and balanced design ensures good stability, especially when the system is moved. 

Rotating grate processes material that would otherwise bridge traditional grate assemblies (flour, cocoa or starch). Eriez' Rota-Grate® reel incorporates Erium™ Ceramic or Rare Earth magnet material to remove ferrous contamination from light fluffy products as it rotates through the product flow.

Document your production and control your product inspection devices with data management software ProdX.

Top-down X-ray scanners inspect  the product from above and for this the camera taking the image is located underneath the conveyor belt. This construction is always chosen when the height of the products is low compared to their surface area.

Making sure your magnets are operating at optimum separation levels.

Food Metal detectors that are used where space is limited and without a reject option. Gravity Free-Fall Style Food Metal Detectors can detect all metals, whether loose or encapsulated in the product flow.

METAL CONTAMINATION MULTIMEDIA

Determining your facility’s risks is the first step to preventing product contamination. However, once risk is determined, an assessment should be completed to determine the areas where the most foreign materials can enter a food manufacturing or processing line. This podcast offers insight to limiting your food making facility’s risk factors of foreign body contamination.

During an interview at PACK EXPO 2014, Rob Tiernay, Director of Sales for North America at Anritsu Industrial Solutions USA, discussed with Todd and Todd what to consider when choosing technology for contamination detection. 

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. 

In an interview at PACK EXPO, Keith Rhodes, President, Magnetic Products, Inc., discusses the impact of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and what manufacturers can do to improve food quality and safety.