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Foreign Material Contamination Can’t Compete With FlexXray

Posted by FlexXray on Sep 29, 2021 4:26:22 AM

FlexXray is the industry leader in foreign material inspection in the processed food market. We know the complexities within the processed foods industry and created innovative processes to inspect product safely and effectively. We are the number one choice for the leading processed food brands and have had them as loyal customers since FlexXray’s beginning.

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Foreign Material Contamination Hall of Fame: Processed Food

Posted by FlexXray on Sep 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Welcome to the wonderful world of FlexXray! Where we house the exciting and surprising Foreign Material Hall of Fame. Our latest exhibit is as shocking as it is fascinating: The Processed Food Wing. Don’t be fooled; contaminants like these are found in processed foods every single day at FlexXray. Due to our innovative processes and cutting-edge X-ray machinery, we’re able to find contaminants as small as 0.2mm. Producers can now have complete confidence that their product is free of foreign materials because they use FlexXray.

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FlexXray Foreign Material Hall of Fame: Dairy

Posted by FlexXray on Sep 10, 2021 9:48:30 AM

Step into the exciting dairy wing of the Foreign Material Hall of Fame, where some of our most shocking, surprising and interesting contaminants are immortalized. The threat of foreign material contamination is always looming even when producers and manufacturers think it’s not. The following stories are not isolated events. They happen to dairy producers all of the time. Think your product is free of metals, plastics and rubber? Our customers did too. The difference between our clients and other producers is simple: they partner with FlexXray. They know that we are their best line of defense against foreign material contamination and that we find materials inline machinery and processes often miss.

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Stop Playing Defense with Foreign Material Holds and Start Playing Offense with FlexXray

Posted by FlexXray on Sep 6, 2021 10:00:00 AM

With football season right around the corner, now is an excellent time to think about your “x’s and o’s.” Do you have a game plan for your business that’s ready to block risk and protect profits, or are you playing defense trying to fix problems when they arise? If your strategy is to “read and react” – to wait until a foreign material contamination issue develops – that’s only hurting your business and isn’t the best play to have in your playbook. 

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Calling All Dairy Producers: FlexXray Is Your Solution

Posted by FlexXray on Jun 23, 2021 2:25:50 PM

Foreign material contamination is a constant concern for dairy producers. It can happen anywhere and at any time during the production cycle. Dairy products are exposed to many production components that create additional risk of breakage, creating foreign material contamination. Production machinery is typically composed of complex parts that can wear down and end up in dairy products without being detected, no matter how well-maintained they are.

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Food Safety & Foreign Contamination: How’d We Get Here?

Posted by FlexXray on Apr 29, 2021 2:05:05 PM

Food safety’s been a concern for consumers and manufacturers alike since the early days of the U.S. food system. Let’s go back in time.

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How Protein Manufacturers Combat Foreign Material Contamination

Posted by FlexXray on Apr 20, 2021 3:33:32 PM

Foreign material contamination is a significant concern for protein producers and can happen at any time in the production process. It’s a daily, even shift-to-shift issue that requires strategic mitigation. In facilities that process meat, poultry and seafood, bone is an ever-present risk. There is also a significant risk of metal due to the nature of the processing environment, including a host of metal cutters, grinders, extruders, blenders, cooking equipment and more. 

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Staff Spotlight: Marissa Mills

Posted by FlexXray on Apr 7, 2021 11:17:00 AM

Introducing our Assistant Controller Marissa Mills, a valuable part of the FlexXray team. Marissa is a driving force to the comradery and culture of our team, as well as a leader in customer service to our facility and plant partners. Outside of work, you can find Marissa camping, hiking, rucking, mountain biking, baking and hanging out with her kids.

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Staff Spotlight: Marco Martinez

Posted by FlexXray on Apr 6, 2021 11:17:00 AM

Introducing Marco Martinez, one of our incredible project managers. Marco actively manages current customer relationships and house accounts, ensuring our customers are top priority, receiving prompt and reliable service. He maintains consistent communication and support to make sure customers know we are here to help. Marco’s favorite thing about working at FlexXray is the ability to provide such a unique service to customers and consumers. Outside of work, you can find Marco playing with his dog, catching up on his favorite shows, including Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad and spending plenty of time with his loved ones.

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Staff Spotlight: Leo Rabago

Posted by FlexXray on Apr 5, 2021 11:17:00 AM

Leo Rabago is a shift supervisor for our Texas facility. As the third shift supervisor, Leo supervises staff and monitors work processes to ensure alignment with FlexXray’s goals and vision. He takes charge of educating, coaching, counseling and directing his crew to perform to the best of their abilities and complete each job knowing they did everything possible for the customer. His favorite thing about working at FlexXray is the element of surprise in each day and how no situation is the same. Outside of the office, Leo enjoys playing video games with his kids, eating Tex-Mex or good Texas BBQ and listening to anything rock, rap and reggae. 

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