Wednesday, 1st November 2023
Just arrived and installed in Newark
An X-ray Machine which is used for the below.
The food industry has been relying on x-ray technology since the early 1990's to detect potentially harmful contaminants, such as glass, bone and metal, to protect consumers and preserve brand reputations.
1. Consumer Protection
Potential contamination can happen at any point in your production line. Although manufacturers strive to eliminate foreign bodies in food, processes and procedures can break down, resulting in potential contamination. X-ray systems help protect consumers’ welfare by providing unrivalled detection of physical contaminants, irrespective of their size, shape or location within packaged and unpackaged products. X-ray machines are capable of detecting:
- Mineral stone
- Calcified bone
- High-density plastic and rubber
2. Recall Prevention & Brand Protection
In the U.K., there were 483 food and beverage recalls in 2022, including those linked to foreign material contamination. The average cost of a recall is estimated to be $2.5 million in direct costs, with some recalls resulting in losses of more than double that.
While the physical recall costs—such as the publication of alerts, transport of the recalled products back to the factory and loss of revenue—are relatively straightforward to calculate, it’s difficult to determine the more wide-ranging ramifications of a recall, like damage to the brand in the eyes of supermarkets and consumers that can take years to recover from.
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