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X-ray Machine Rentals: What Food Safety Professionals Need to Know

Posted by FlexXray on Dec 11, 2018 1:28:00 PM

X-ray inspection is becoming increasingly popular as food manufacturers learn more about its capabilities. X-ray inspection machines are designed to detect foreign material more effectively than other methods and, therefore, are the most efficient way to handle issues of physical contamination

When a food manufacturing facility discovers it has a foreign material problem, X-ray inspection is the most reliable solution to help pinpoint and eliminate the issue.

However, there are certain factors to be considered when deciding to use X-ray inspection. Not all X-ray inspections are created equal, and knowing the options and the capabilities of X-ray equipment is critical to deciding what steps to take.

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Topics: X-ray Food Inspection

Is Physical Contamination More Common Than Biological Contamination?

Posted by FlexXray on Sep 26, 2018 9:04:00 AM

In the past year, food recalls due to biological contamination have maintained a steady presence in the news. During 2018, salmonella was the main headliner, with Centers for Disease Control reporting eight food-related outbreaks between January and July. One outbreak linked to pre-cut melons accounted for at least 70 cases in seven states and resulted in 34 hospitalizations, leading many consumers to wonder if food contamination through biological causes is on the rise.

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Topics: Uncategorized

How to Detect and Manage the Challenge of Plastic in Food

Posted by FlexXray on Sep 12, 2018 9:43:00 AM

There’s no question that innovations in plastic are changing the food industry. Plastic is paving the way for new, lightweight forms of packaging to be created, as well as providing more flexible choices in equipment. Plastic products make processing and packaging foods easier and more cost-effective .

However, plastic contamination is also creating growing challenges for food manufacturers. How can companies detect and manage the growing challenge of plastic in food?

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

The Complete X-ray Food Inspection Checklist

Posted by FlexXray on Sep 5, 2018 11:56:15 AM

The moment a physical contaminant is suspected or discovered in your food plant, your standard processes are immediately put on hold. Now, instead of focusing on getting your product to the end user, you have to take certain steps to ensure the safety of your product.

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Topics: X-ray Food Inspection

Most Common Sources of Meat Contamination

Posted by FlexXray on Aug 14, 2018 11:23:00 AM

Food contamination from foreign particles is simply part of the production process. And so is keeping those particles from remaining in the food or ever reaching consumers .

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Topics: Meat and Poultry

How Much Does a Frozen Food Recall Cost?

Posted by FlexXray on Aug 7, 2018 10:57:00 AM

One of the biggest threats to any food company is a frozen food recall. Whether it’s caused by biological contamination or the discovery of foreign materials, being forced to recall frozen food has a significant and often lasting effect on companies . But what is the actual cost of a frozen food recall?

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Topics: Processed Foods

What Blockchain Traceability Means for Food Manufacturers

Posted by FlexXray on Jul 31, 2018 11:08:00 AM

The food chain provides almost unlimited opportunity for foreign contaminants to find their way into the food supply. Although X-ray technology and third-party inspection services can pinpoint where the contaminant is located in the food, what’s often less clear is when and where the contamination occurred.

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Topics: Uncategorized

How X-ray Inspection Systems Are Changing the Food Industry

Posted by FlexXray on Jul 24, 2018 11:52:00 AM

As technology continues to evolve, it empowers every company in the food industry to become more efficient and cost-effective. As part of that evolution, increasingly more sophisticated machines are paving the way to provide greater safety and peace of mind for food manufacturers .

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Topics: X-ray Food Inspection

The Evolution of Food Safety Technology

Posted by FlexXray on Jul 17, 2018 3:37:03 PM

Consumers have long been concerned about the safety of the food they eat, and the tools for keeping it safe have come a long way since the early days of our industrialized food production system .

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Topics: Uncategorized

The Differences Between Inline Machines and X-ray Food Inspection

Posted by FlexXray on Jul 10, 2018 9:06:00 AM

Food inspection processes continue to become more sophisticated, creating a safer food environment and providing peace of mind both for food manufacturers and for consumers. Today, inline processes have evolved to include metal detectors and X-ray inspection. While that has greatly enhanced food safety and inspections, inline machines have their limitations.

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Topics: X-ray Food Inspection

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