German Premium Snack Producer Doubles Quality Inspection with X-Ray Technology

German Premium Snack Producer Doubles Quality Inspection with X-Ray Technology
January 20, 2018

The Liebhart’s group specializes in dried fruit-bars, fruit slices, organic chocolate and chocolate fruits. The group’s history began in the 1980s, when the brothers Manfred and Rolf Liebhart founded the VITANA Gesunde Ernährung GmbH, and acquired their former employer Dr. Balke GmbH.

The motivation of the founders was, and remains, to offer natural and premium quality products to consumers. Dried fruit-bars, fruit slices, organic chocolate and chocolate fruits are so...

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OCM Bulks up Quality Control on Tablets

OCM Bulks up Quality Control on Tablets
January 08, 2018

OCM has been able to take on a large contract to supply over 100 million tablets in bulk boxes, following the purchase of a custom built, high performance, metal detector from Fortress Technology. By Lynda Searby.

"The Stealth Metal Detector is situated downstream from the tablet press, providing a fail-safe critical control point (CCP) to safely detect a...

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Quality Inspection Equipment: Selection Criteria For Food Manufacturers

Quality Inspection Equipment: Selection Criteria For Food Manufacturers
August 01, 2017

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...

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The invisible cost of high-conductivity bakery products

The invisible cost of high-conductivity bakery products
July 06, 2017

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 signal that ...

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Premium meat snack maker beefs up production with Fortress scavenger inspection technology

Premium meat snack maker beefs up production with Fortress scavenger inspection technology
July 06, 2017

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 coul...

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