In this case study, Thornton’s— a British chocolatier — explains how integrating x-ray inspection systems into its production processes has strengthened the company’s contamination detection capabilities and improved safety and quality assurance.
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.
Contaminants are a fact of life for food manufacturers, making contaminant detection systems a necessity. This article explains the process of calculating the ROI of foreign body detection systems.
Preventing physical hazards in food continues to be challenging, and frequently, the reason for companies and/or regulatory agencies issuing recall notices. A brief review of the recalls viewable online at Recall.gov indicates that the number of recalls for physical hazards per month ranges from zero to eight involving USDA and FDA amenable products. This article will provide steps to help food companies keep physical contaminants out of food, as well detail the latest technologies helping to reduce physical contamination-related recalls.
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.
Metal cans, glass jars, plastic, and PET bottles are used extensively in the food and beverage industries to package a wide range of products. However, different applications require different product inspection solutions. Selecting the right x-ray system to suit a specific product and packaging type is essential to ensure optimal sensitivity, minimize false rejects, protect the well-being of consumers, and reduce the risk of costly, brand-damaging product recalls.
This white paper gives guidance on the essential processes of validation, verification, and routine performance monitoring for in-line product inspection equipment in food making facilities.
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?
New food x-ray systems for tall, rigid containers ensure maximum detection sensitivity and high throughputs while reducing operational costs