Food X-ray inspection equipment, x-ray safety, and food x-ray inspection news and information Food X-ray inspection equipment, x-ray safety, and food x-ray inspection news and information

X-RAY INSPECTION CASE STUDIES

  • Inside A Chocolate Manufacturer's Product Inspection Operations
    Inside A Chocolate Manufacturer's Product Inspection Operations

    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.

  • Spice Manufacturer Installs X-Ray Inspection Equipment To Detect Foreign Contaminants
    Spice Manufacturer Installs X-Ray Inspection Equipment To Detect Foreign Contaminants

    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.

  • Inside A Nut Manufacturer’s X-Ray Inspection Operations To Assure Product Quality
    Inside A Nut Manufacturer’s X-Ray Inspection Operations To Assure Product Quality

    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.”

  • 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.

  • X-Ray Supports Growing Food Manufacturer
    X-Ray Supports Growing Food Manufacturer

    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.

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X-RAY INSPECTION WHITE PAPERS & ARTICLES

  • Identifying Food Contaminants: What Technology Is Best For Your Application?
    Identifying Food Contaminants: What Technology Is Best For Your Application?

    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.

  • Avoiding Recalls Through Physical Hazard Prevention: Are You Doing Enough?
    Avoiding Recalls Through Physical Hazard Prevention: Are You Doing Enough?

    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.

  • 9 Ways Technology Aids FSMS Implementation And Continuous Improvement
    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 To Ensure The Safety Of Products Packaged In Tall Rigid Containers
    How To Ensure The Safety Of Products Packaged In Tall Rigid Containers

    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.

  • Validation, Verification, And Monitoring For Product Inspection Equipment
    Validation, Verification, And Monitoring For Product Inspection Equipment

    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.

  • 8 Things You Need To Know About X-Ray Application Testing
    8 Things You Need To Know About X-Ray Application Testing

    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?

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X-RAY INSPECTION PRODUCTS

Xpert™ Conveyor X-Ray Inspection Systems Xpert™ Conveyor X-Ray Inspection Systems

The Thermo Scientific Xpert X-ray Inspection System enables compliance with worldwide HACCP and retailer food safety requirements as well as offering X-ray image analysis for other critical quality verifications.

Trim Management System with Fat Measurement Analysis for Meat Processors Trim Management System with Fat Measurement Analysis for Meat Processors

Installing an Eagle fat measurement solution with a trim management system allows slaughterhouses to accurately analyze the Chemical Lean (CL) ratio of red meat and manage beef and pork trim into batches of a pre-determined target fat percentage. Trim Management systems allow accurate packing of either plastic crates, cartons or combos to a predetermined CL target and weight target. The system performs a real-time online simultaneous CL calculation and foreign object inspection. The system has 4 stations allocated to each target CL value to achieve the desired level accuracy.

X-Ray Inspection of Snack Foods X-Ray Inspection of Snack Foods

Eagle x-ray inspection systems provide exceptional detection of the following foreign objects in a wide range of loose and packaged applications, including extruded snacks, crisps, dried fruit, nuts, seeds and popcorn:

Food X-Ray Inspection for Tall, Rigid Container and Cans- X3720 Food X-Ray Inspection for Tall, Rigid Container and Cans- X3720

The X3720 x-ray inspection system is suitable for the inspection of food packaged in tall, rigid containers including composite cartons, large diameter plastic containers and metal cans.

“Plug and Play” X-Ray Inspection System for Food Manufacturers:   Dylight “Plug and Play” X-Ray Inspection System for Food Manufacturers: Dylight

The Dylight food X-ray inspection system is a true ‘Plug and Play’ solution. All the functions you require – including a blower for rejection and a collection container – are combined in a compact unit that take up a width of precisely one meter in your production line.

Processing X-Ray Inspection Equipment – X33 Processing X-Ray Inspection Equipment – X33

The X33 Series of x-ray inspection systems offers outstanding detection of dense contaminants such as metal, glass, mineral stone, calcified bone, high-density plastic and rubber, ensuring food safety. It is suitable for the inspection of packaged product applications such as foil and plastic containers, cartons/boxes, bags, and pouches.

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X-RAY INSPECTION MULTIMEDIA

Foreign Body Contamination: Striking A Balance Between Profits And Food Safety Foreign Body Contamination: Striking A Balance Between Profits And Food Safety

In this podcast, Rob Tiernay, Director of Sales at Anritsu, discusses with Food Online Voices how food manufacturers can strike a balance between improving profit margins while ensuring product safety. Additionally, Tiernay explores some of the needs, both in the long and short term, which food manufacturers should account for when deciding if a metal detection or X-Ray inspection solution is right for their company. Further, Tiernay elaborates on the advancements that product inspection solutions have made in detecting low-density contaminants in food products. Finally, Tiernay discusses setting up new manufacturing lines and the best possible point of foreign body detection based on food product type.

What Benefits Do Foreign Body Inspection Systems Provide Food Manufacturers? What Benefits Do Foreign Body Inspection Systems Provide Food Manufacturers?

In this podcast, Rob Rogers, Senior Advisor of Food Safety and Regulation with Mettler-Toledo, discusses with Food Online Voices some recent, high-profile examples of foreign bodies causing food recalls. Further, Rogers mentions the most common types of foreign body contaminants causing food recalls and what food manufacturers can do to prevent them from entering the market. Additionally, Rogers addresses the long-term benefits food manufacturers, processors, and packagers will see from implementing foreign body detection systems and offers advice to companies seeking metal detection and X-Ray inspection systems. Finally, Rogers mentions FSMA, how it is impacting the food manufacturing industry, and how it is helping innovate the foreign body detection systems market.

Foreign Body Detection: What Are Food Manufacturers Biggest Challenges? Foreign Body Detection: What Are Food Manufacturers Biggest Challenges?

In this podcast, Kyle Thomas, Strategic Business Unit Manager at Eagle Product Inspection, discusses with Food Online Voices some of the greatest product inspection challenges that food manufacturers are facing amidst a changing regulatory landscape. Thomas also explores some product inspection innovations on the horizon that will improve product quality and operational efficiency. Additionally, Thomas offers some advice for food manufacturers looking to update their food safety plans and their overall product inspection philosophy. Finally, Thomas touches on some new technology options currently available to food manufacturers for inspecting liquid products.

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