The Importance of Metal Detection in Food Production

The majority of food production processes require in-line or end of line metal detection. This is because metal is one of the most commonly contaminants found in food products.

Metal contamination can happen at any stage of the processing of food, as it is present in the construction of food machinery, handling equipment and the utensils used.

Most food grade metal detectors are able to detect the three main types of metal contaminants which are Ferrous, Non-Ferrous and Stainless Steel and are usually detected due to their magnetic and conductive attributes.

The types of metal detectors used within the food industry include;

* Search Head metal detectors which are used for the inspection of fruits, vegetables, cereals, meats and bread products.
* Conveyor based metal detectors that are used for the inspection of fruits, vegetables, cereals, meats, yogurt & bread products.
* Pipeline Metal detectors used for pumped products such as beverages, sauces, soups and dairy products.
* Vertical Fall Metal detectors which are used for the detection of contaminants in powders, grains and product granules.

Using any of the above or a combination of metal detection solutions you can successfully detect metal contaminants in unpackaged, packaged or bulk goods during the processing or packaging process to ensure full compliance with any HACCP or food safety standard requirements.

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