Almi GmbH & Co whose headquarters and production site is in Oftering near Linz in Austria is one of the leading global manufacturers of high-quality spice blends and additives for sausage, ham, meat, and fish products.
To ensure that the highest quality levels are preserved at all times, Germany-based Koenig Backmittel processes only the very best raw ingredients, whilst also placing great importance on its state-of-the-art production technology. As part of its incoming goods checks for hazelnuts, an x-ray inspection system inspects the raw ingredients for contaminants to provide a significant part of the overall quality management process. This helps ensure the company follows through on one of its guiding principles, “Quality Ensures Success.”
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.
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.
X-Ray inspection units ensure the integrity of Dash of Masala’s Sassy Lassi health drinks, as the company expands from Austin farmer’s market to the shelves of Walmart and Sam’s Club.
Competing in the trendy and growing ready-made-meal industry is very competitive. Customers reward quality and established brands with good revenue, but food conscious consumers are demanding quality, new ingredients and products. A Swedish food producer had established itself well to this market and in addition to their own products; they produced food for a large multi-national vendor’s private label.
This white paper is primarily aimed at Quality Managers and Production Managers in food manufacturing organizations, although manufacturers in other industries may also find it relevant. It gives guidance on the essential processes of validation, verification, and routine performance monitoring for in-line product inspection equipment.
Before you invest in an X-ray detection system, wouldn’t it be nice to test the equipment to see if it meets your needs? Fortunately, X-ray equipment suppliers offer a common lab test, called an “application test,” which replicates your production line and scans your sample products. You will learn exactly what the X-ray system can and cannot do before you make a purchase decision. What do you need to know about the application test?
This white paper explores both x-ray technologies and their suitability for different types of detection challenges. It dispels the myth that regardless of the application, dual energy automatically gives better sensitivity and explains that the right choice of technology depends on five factors: the likely contaminant(s), product, packaging, production speed and customer specification.
X-ray inspection systems provide unrivaled performance for contaminant detection. They also perform a wide range of inline quality checks, from determining mass and providing 100% inline checkweighing inspection to assisting manufacturers meet local weights and measures regulations for package weight compliance.
Food irradiation has proven to be a safe and effective non-thermal process for enhancing food safety and extending shelf life of a wide variety of foods. Nearly 50 countries have approved or allow food irradiation, although the foods and doses can differ by country. Gamma irradiation technology was patented more than a century ago (in 1906) and has been one of the first non-thermal technologies thoroughly tested, validated, and adopted by medical and food industry over the past 60 years. Despite this, there is a lot of misunderstanding and concerns associated with the consumer acceptance, transport, storage, occupational hazards, and disposal of radiation sources.
Fat content or chemical lean (CL) as it is commonly known is one of the most important parameters to control in the meat industry; it is important for manufacturers of raw meat such as cutting and boning plants, as well as for manufacturers of processed meat products.
Improve efficiency and effectiveness of your quality control system with new QuiCCA software from Anritsu. QuiCCA is the fully automated quality control and quality management software you need to more productively monitor your manufacturing process. From past logs to current processes to future problems, the fully automated software works with your food inspection equipment to support all aspects of production.