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What Happens With Contaminated Food After Foreign Material Inspection?

Posted by Chris Keith on Dec 27, 2018 8:00:00 AM

No food manufacturer wants to deal with contaminated product, but when foreign material contamination happens, they need to have a process in place. Foreign material in food is something that occurs in many different ways and at every stage of the production process.

Contaminants can make their way into food in the field, during transportation to the production facility or at numerous points in the manufacturing process; they can be caused by anything from human error to mechanical failure.

Regardless of how the foreign material gets into the food, the big concern for plant management is the same: What should the next steps be? 

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Topics: X-ray Food Inspection, Meat and Poultry, Processed Foods

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

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

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 Are the Main Sources of Foreign Material in Food?

Posted by FlexXray on Apr 24, 2018 11:00:00 AM

You go above and beyond to ensure the consistent quality and safety of your food supply. You’re meticulous about making sure you exceed your customers’ expectations. You have tools and technologies in place to monitor performance and minimize potential problems at your plant. You’re proactive to a fault and dedicated to continuous improvement of your goods and services. 

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Topics: X-ray Food Inspection, Dairy, Raw Materials, Meat and Poultry, Processed Foods

How Do Foreign Material Incidents Happen?

Posted by Chris Keith on Oct 16, 2017 9:37:11 AM

Even the most well-run plants and facilities will encounter a contamination issue at some point. It is an unfortunate, yet inevitable, part of the food industry. How do foreign material incidents happen? Read on to learn more about how these issues start and how they can be prevented.

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

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