Findings from a recent Food Online survey of nearly 100 food manufacturing professionals indicate that the FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) is a top-of-mind concern, and as such, manufacturers are ramping up their food quality inspection efforts. When asked, how important is the use of inspection equipment, such as metal detection or X-ray inspection, to your food processing and/or packaging operations, nearly 77 percent ...Read more
In consumer shopping baskets they may be regarded as dry products. Yet when using a metal detector, salty snacks packed in metallised film can appear as wet, as do iron-enriched cereals, supplements and breakfast bars, causing a similar challenge to high moisture products when it comes to inspecting for metal contaminants.
That’s because mineral content or metallised film packaging, can create a large magnetic...
With an impressive market share of 78%, UK-based manufacturer of beef biltong and jerky - Meatsnacks Group - continues to rack up sales and dominate the ambient meat snack category. To cope with heightened demand for its high protein, low fat, air dried and cooked and smoked meat snacks, the Group invested in three Phantom metal detectors from Fortress Technology as it was the only food inspection provider to offer a system that could...Read more
For nearly 125 years, the Borgesius family and their workforce have made every effort to supply customers throughout Europe with the freshest, highest quality bread loaves. With innovation and food safety remains the cornerstone of the Dutch company’s heritage and customer commitment, Borgesius recently took delivery of a new twin-lane multi-aperture Stealth metal detector built in the UK by Fortress Technology.
Last year Mars recalled its products from more than 55 countries after plastic was discovered in one of its chocolate bars and, claims Phil Brown, sales director at Fortress Technology UK the company’s swift response helped to protect the confectionery manufacturer’s reputation for high quality products. Highlighting that foreign body hazards in confectionery are more likely to be metal fragments from processing equipment ...Read more