Food Metal Contamination, Metal Detection, and Metal Detector news and information Food Metal Contamination, Metal Detection, and Metal Detector news and information

METAL CONTAMINATION CASE STUDIES

  • Nut Manufacturer Installs Magnetic Separation Equipment To Avoid Contamination Risks
    Nut Manufacturer Installs Magnetic Separation Equipment To Avoid Contamination Risks

    Beverages and foods from tree nuts are becoming a dietary delight in the U.S. and abroad. So it’s not surprising that a California company, which started as a tree nut orchard, has blossomed into a multi-million dollar operation.

  • Performance Testing Of Rare Earth Magnetic Tubes
    Performance Testing Of Rare Earth Magnetic Tubes

    Neodymium magnets are the strongest and most commonly available type of rare earth magnet. Many suppliers have developed a product known as tube or grate magnets to provide enhanced product protection against metal contamination. This report documents the pull strength and magnetic field strength measurements for twelve commercially available tube magnets.

  • Inside A Hot Dog And Sausage Manufacturer’s Food Safety And Foreign Contamination Detection Planning
    Inside A Hot Dog And Sausage Manufacturer’s Food Safety And Foreign Contamination Detection Planning

    Attention to foreign contamination prevention continues to be a mainstay at Smith Provision Company, a manufacturer of premium quality hot dogs, sausages, deli meats, bacon and award-winning hams. Smith’s is a fourth generation, family-run business that began in 1927 as a small, two-person retail outlet. Today, the Erie-PA based company has 50 employees and serves retail outlets as far south as Pittsburgh and as far north as Buffalo, NY.

  • Snack Food Manufacturer Selects Metal Detectors For Quality Assurance
    Snack Food Manufacturer Selects Metal Detectors For Quality Assurance

    180 Degrees is a rapidly growing Auckland company producing a range of baked biscuits, snacks and crackers. With export markets really taking off, 180 Degrees have begun a major investment in a metal detection program to expand production capacity and improve the efficiency of their plant.

  • Cheese Manufacturer Installs X-Ray Inspection And Metal Detection For 12 Processing Lines
    Cheese Manufacturer Installs X-Ray Inspection And Metal Detection For 12 Processing Lines

    To assure product quality and food safety, one of the world’s leading cheese manufacturers recently turned to x-ray inspection and metal detection technology. The company installed x-ray for bulk packaging line and twelve metal detectors for all of their other cheese manufacturing lines.

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

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METAL CONTAMINATION WHITE PAPERS & ARTICLES

  • How To Detect 87 Percent Smaller Wire Contaminants In Manufacturing
    How To Detect 87 Percent Smaller Wire Contaminants In Manufacturing

    Profile Advantage enhances metal detection performance by up to 50 percent in challenging product effect applications. This sensitivity improvement means significantly smaller pieces of metal contamination can be found.  

  • Improving Sensitivities For The Most Challenging Metal Detection Applications
    Improving Sensitivities For The Most Challenging Metal Detection Applications

    Balanced coil metal detectors have always been negatively influenced by conductive or dense products. This has forced users to accept detection thresholds that are unacceptable or switch to costly unreliable alternative technologies. That is to say,up to now.

  • Metal Detection Systems: Still A Safe Bet For Food Manufacturers
    Metal Detection Systems: Still A Safe Bet For Food Manufacturers

    Robust product inspection systems are most successful when they are designed with many support methods and principles. My previous column describes one such inspection method: X-Ray inspection. A second, and just as critical, method is metal detection.

  • How X-Ray Inspection Can Bolster Your Food Safety Program
    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. Additionally, there are always increasing quality and safety demands from regulatory bodies, direct customers, as well as consumers to provide food of impeccable integrity. To have these safeguards built in will only strengthen a company’s overall business platform.

  • Boost OEE And Find Smaller Metal Contaminants
    Boost OEE And Find Smaller Metal Contaminants

    ‘Product effect’ (a phenomenon where the type of product being inspected can itself hinder the inspection technology’s capability to identify a particular contaminant) has long been a problem for food manufacturers. In the case of metal detection, product effect can be caused by a number of factors such as high moisture or salt content, temperature variations, size and shape of the product, orientation through the detector and packaging material.

  • The Need For X-Ray Inspection In The Food Industry
    The Need For X-Ray Inspection In The Food Industry

    Food producers, packagers, and distributors are under increasing scrutiny when it comes to the safety of their products. The complexity, scope, and speed of the supply chain have made it so that a localized issue involving food-borne contaminants can quickly balloon into a nationwide recall. The food industry has responded by implementing stringent inspection and safety processes. For detecting foreign objects in food products, X-ray technology is an established best practice

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METAL CONTAMINATION PRODUCTS

Pipeline Metal Detector: P-SCAN RP Pipeline Metal Detector: P-SCAN RP

Metal detector for installation in pipeline systems, e.g. for free-fall applications, pneumatic conveyor lines, material columns that are slowly moving down, or pump feed lines. The metal detector is used for the inspection of bulk materials, fibres, or liquid/pasty products.

Food Processing Metal Detector:  INTUITY Food Processing Metal Detector: INTUITY

Sesotec’s new metal detection technology release of INTUITY promises to set new standards in metal detection. With multi-variable-simultaneous-frequency technology, INTUITY delivers detection sensitivity that is up to 50 percent higher than in other systems on the market. INTUITY provides visual images of the product signal for intuitive use and optimum performance.

Hi-G Pneumatic Line Magnet Hi-G Pneumatic Line Magnet

Used to remove fine metal contaminants in dilute-phase pneumatic conveying, MPI’s Pneumatic Line Magnet Hi-G boasts a sanitary design in all product contact areas, 100% stainless steel product areas, and powerful Rare Earth magnet material.

Xtreme RE6HP Tube Magnet Xtreme RE6HP Tube Magnet

Eriez' new and improved Xtreme Rare Earth tube circuit provides a tube circuit at least 12% stronger than ALL other existing magnets (even our own) -- at no extra charge.

Tuf-Trac Magnetic Conveyor Tuf-Trac Magnetic Conveyor

Tuf-Trac automatically moves ferrous materials such as chips, turnings and small parts in virtually any direction.

MET30+ Universal Pipeline Metal Detectors MET30+ Universal Pipeline Metal Detectors

MET30+ Pipeline Metal Detectors - These metal detetors are ideal for 100% inspection of in-line pumped liquids, creams, pastes and other fluid products

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METAL CONTAMINATION NEWS

  • New Metal Detection Technology Introduced for Pet Food Processing

    With recent improvements to Eriez’ line of metal detection and magnetic separation equipment, the company now more powerful systems for pet food processing applications. Eriez state-of-the-art magnetic separation and metal detection equipment is implemented in various stages throughout pet food processing to identify and eliminate metal contamination, including its improved. Xtreme RE7 Tube Magnet Circuit and its newest generation of Xtreme Metal Detectors, which features benchmark-setting sensitivities and value.

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METAL CONTAMINATION MULTIMEDIA

Food Contamination: Risk Factors To Consider Food Contamination: Risk Factors To Consider

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.

Raising The Contaminant Detection Bar Raising The Contaminant Detection Bar

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. 

Why Food Inspection Solutions Are Absolutely Necessary Why Food Inspection Solutions Are Absolutely Necessary

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. 

Food Online Radio: Food Quality — Managing Contamination & FSMA Food Online Radio: Food Quality — Managing Contamination & FSMA

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.

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