For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
In the manufacturing industry, foreign material contamination is inevitable. It occurs in every facility at one time or another, but identifying and removing foreign materials is vital to a manufacturer’s success.
Around the world, COVID-19 has drastically affected many different industries. Businesses have pivoted their strategies, products, distribution efforts and beyond in order to accommodate new regulations and safety measures. The food and beverage industry is no different. Even as food manufacturers were deemed essential by the U.S. government, they’ve had to adapt to a new normal during the shutdown. Here are the top three changes that occurred in the food manufacturing industry and what we can learn from them.
Foreign material contamination is a major threat to the food manufacturing industry. It can be deadly to products, profit margins and brand reputations. But it often flies under the radar of in-house detection machines that don’t have the capability or capacity to detect materials beyond metal, to detect miniscule material particles, and to go through large amounts of product accurately and thoroughly.
As a critical supplier to the food industry, FlexXray has a federal exemption to any state or local government orders that would prevent us from servicing you, our customers.
FlexXray is the global leader in Inspection & Recovery Services dedicated to serving food and beverage companies. We are currently inspecting about 250 truckloads a month through multiple facilities, helping over 900+ customers salvage good, on-hold product. By salvaging over 98% of inspected product, we help our customers save millions of dollars a year and protect their brand reputations.
We’re committed to your health and safety, and we take our responsibility very seriously to limit the impact of COVID-19. As news around COVID-19 continues to change at a rapid pace, we will monitor the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization postings, quickly making adjustments to our policies and procedures to mitigate risk and ensure service availability. We will update our website with any additional information.
Summer is nearly upon us, meaning swimming pools, BBQs, and hot weather. The rising temperature outside also means an increase in the amount of effort it takes to keep our food cool and at proper temperature during transport. Reefer trailers must work harder and the amount of time product can be “left out” decreases significantly. These are all things we are aware of and pay close attention to at FlexXray.