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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

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

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 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

What Frozen Food Companies Must Know When Salvaging Contaminated Products

Posted by FlexXray on Jul 3, 2018 9:50:00 AM

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Frozen food manufacturers face their own set of challenges when it comes to resolving issues with contamination. Because frozen food typically has many different types of ingredients, it is at a higher risk for physical contamination.

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Topics: X-ray Food Inspection, Canned and Bottled Goods

The Crucial Role of X-ray Inspection Machines in the Food Industry

Posted by FlexXray on Jun 13, 2018 8:56:57 AM

Food safety has always been a top concern for food producers, but today’s consumers are paying more attention than ever to food quality and safety risks. With each report of food contamination — whether it’s from a chemical, biological or physical hazard — consumers grow more wary , and retailers and food manufacturers alike are looking for more ways to safeguard themselves from the headaches and bad press that accompany incidents.  

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Topics: X-ray Food Inspection

How USDA Metal Detection Standards Impact the Meat Industry

Posted by FlexXray on Jun 7, 2018 3:46:25 PM

The problem of foreign materials in any type of food product is one that manufacturers try hard to avoid every day. Metal scraps and shards in meat are particularly concerning, not only to consumers and food producers, but more notably to the government.

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Topics: X-ray Food Inspection, FDA Regulations, Meat and Poultry

How Your Plant Can Avoid the Most Common Food Safety Issues

Posted by FlexXray on May 15, 2018 2:44:59 PM

Today’s food manufacturers must meet very high standards when it comes to plant safety. Increasingly rigorous standards and guidelines can be a lot to keep up with, and not all manufacturers have been successful in meeting the government’s new, more stringent regulations.

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Topics: X-ray Food Inspection

What Qualifies as a Physical Contaminant?

Posted by FlexXray on May 8, 2018 8:05:00 AM

Food contamination comes in many forms; it can be biological contamination, chemical contamination or physical contamination. Each type of hazard comes with risk to the end user and all of them can create costly problems for the manufacturer.

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Topics: X-ray Food Inspection

How Do Foreign Object Detection Systems Work?

Posted by FlexXray on May 1, 2018 11:00:00 AM

There are numerous ways to prevent foreign contaminants from invading your product inventory. However, sooner or later, contamination happens to the best of us. Despite all the checks and balances you’ve put in place at your facility, it’s inevitable that an unwanted object will drop into your food. Thankfully, foreign object detection systems are available.

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Topics: X-ray Food Inspection

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