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FlexXray is Fully Open for business at all facilities across the country!

Posted by FlexXray on Mar 27, 2020 6:20:22 PM

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.

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How easy is Inspecting and Salvaging Product?

Posted by Chris Keith on Mar 26, 2020 1:45:00 PM

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.

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To our customers, employees, vendors and everyone in the FlexXray Family:

Posted by FlexXray on Mar 26, 2020 10:33:00 AM

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. 

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Maintaining Product Integrity in Frozen Products or Warmer Climates

Posted by FlexXray on Mar 19, 2020 1:30:00 PM

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.

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Foreign Material Contamination: It Happens to the Best of Us

Posted by Chris Keith on Mar 18, 2020 4:15:00 PM

The United States of America has one of the safest and best food supplies in the world. Thousands of companies process, prepare and deliver foods of every shape, size and flavor to families across the country. We’re thankful for that every day, from fast food options, to breakfast cereals at home, to Thanksgiving dinner.

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10 Myths and Facts About Food Safety

Posted by Chris Keith on Sep 23, 2019 9:18:00 AM

As a professional in the food industry, you’ve probably heard a lot of food safety myths — but you may not have realized that they didn’t tell the whole story. Until you can separate fact from fiction, you can't make the absolute best choices for your company. Let's look at some of the common food safety myths… debunked.

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Topics: X-ray Food Inspection, Meat and Poultry, Recalls and Lawsuits

The Most Contaminated Foods — and What’s Contaminating Them

Posted by Chris Keith on Sep 9, 2019 9:20:00 AM

Contamination of food by foreign materials continues to be a problem for food manufacturers. While the first half of 2019 saw a dramatic increase in recalls, a deeper dive into those recalls gives a closer look at the most contaminated foods as well as provides insight into the most common vehicles for contamination in the food industry.

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Topics: X-ray Food Inspection, Processed Foods, Recalls and Lawsuits

When Do Portable X-Ray Machine Rentals Make Sense?

Posted by Chris Keith on Aug 26, 2019 9:04:00 AM

Keeping your food safe is a top priority, and that means safeguarding it against everything from food-borne illness to physical contaminants. X-ray inspection can help with the latter and ensure that your product is free from foreign materials.

When sending it out for inspection doesn’t make sense, X-ray rentals provide another option. But when do portable X-ray machine rentals make the most sense?

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Topics: X-ray Food Inspection, X-ray Rentals

The Complete Guide to Metal Detection Services in the Food Industry

Posted by Chris Keith on Aug 22, 2019 8:15:00 AM

As food becomes more processed, the risk of foreign contaminants finding their way into edible products increases. Each step in the production line presents one more opportunity for contamination, either through human or mechanical error. Metal detection services can help prevent metal fragments hidden in food from reaching consumers and provides a way to find slivers of different metals that would be missed throughout the production process.

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Topics: X-ray Food Inspection, Product Packaging, Processed Foods

Foreign Material Is the Leading Cause of Food Recalls in 2019

Posted by FlexXray on Jul 23, 2019 12:24:07 PM

At a time when methods for detecting foreign materials in food is more sophisticated and accurate than ever before, it would seem that the incidents of contamination by physical hazards would be declining.

But greater capabilities to detect particles in food could actually be triggering more recalls, says Chris Keith, VP of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service for FlexXray.

According to information released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, foreign materials were the leading cause of food contamination during the first half of 2019.

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Topics: X-ray Food Inspection, Recalls and Lawsuits

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