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The Role of Food Packaging in Physical Contamination

Posted by Chris Keith on Nov 28, 2018 10:10:47 AM

Food contamination comes in many forms, from biological contaminants to physical hazards. With so many entry points for contamination, food manufacturing facilities have to make sure they have procedures in place to prevent all types of contamination; that includes contamination from food packaging.

While less common than other types of contamination, food packaging can still be a source of foreign materials that find their way into the food supply. Because it is less common, it is a threat that food manufacturers can easily overlook. But putting procedures in place to safeguard against contamination due to food packaging is an important part of a strong culture of food safety. 

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Topics: X-ray Food Inspection, Product Packaging

How Safe is X-ray Inspection for My Food?

Posted by Chris Keith on Oct 3, 2018 9:00:00 AM

When X-ray food inspection systems were introduced, they ushered in a new era in food safety. X-ray inspection systems are used to find physical contaminants during the production process that might be missed by visual inspection or metal detection, thereby saving food manufacturers headaches, lawsuits and recalls.  

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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 Does Social Media Impact the Food Production Industry?

Posted by Chris Keith on Sep 21, 2018 9:09:00 AM

Social media has become one of the most acceptable and modern ways for individuals (and companies) to communicate with each other.  Social networks allow individuals from all over the world to share their thoughts, opinions, photos and videos immediately

Today , according to Pew Research Center, 67% of Americans use Facebook as their primary news source. That’s a powerful illustration of how much social media influences and affects the way we think and view the world today.  But for many food companies, the question remains, how does social media impact the food industry?

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Topics: Beverages, Dairy, Raw Materials, Meat and Poultry, Processed Foods, Canned and Bottled Goods, Additional Industries, Recalls and Lawsuits

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

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