With so much on the line when it comes to safety and quality, your inspection equipment has to run as optimally as possible. Ensuring peak performance and the best lifecycle of an inspection system includes choosing machines designed to last, ensuring the best environment to run the systems, training operators on proper procedures and taking proactive, preventive measures. Maximizing performance through care, training, and preventive, proactive measures also helps operators enhance their overall equipment effectiveness and lower their total cost of ownership over the life of the equipment.
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With food safety recalls continuing to make news around the world – including incidents involving physical contaminants – and the ongoing need to stay compliant with regulations and voluntary standards, manufacturers are looking to tighten up their preventive, proactive measures. This month, Christy Draus, Marketing Manager of Eagle Product Inspection is talking with Jacqueline Southee, North America Representative of FSSC 22000, on how manufacturers can protect their brands through certification of their food safety management system and help them conform to international and independent standards.
Optimizing inspection technologies for meat carton applications adds another layer of protection for processors as they strive to provide safe, high quality products to their customers. Today’s advanced x-ray machines and software are designed to help processors get the most out of inspection, with a range of built-in tools that keep the line moving while covering more bases. Those looking to invest in new x-ray systems for carton applications can get a real sense of that equipment’s potential performance by identifying variables and conducting multiple tests with their supplier to determine the greatest probability of detection.
It’s a new year, a new decade and a new era for food safety. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration will soon publish a strategic blueprint on its “New Era of Smarter Food Safety” initiative that emphasizes a stronger food safety culture and the use of smarter tools and technology that provide greater traceability and prevent food safety hazards in the first place. X-ray technologies fit well into this new approach, in demonstrating a company’s commitment to food safety, performing accurate, reliable inspection and capturing information and visuals for enhanced traceability.
Food manufacturers across the globe have been relying on x-ray technology since the early 1990s to protect consumers, reduce the risk of product recalls and safeguard their brands. But what exactly is x-ray inspection and how does it work?
Meat producers have a dire need for accurate fat analysis in their meat products. The problem is that traditional testing solutions such as core sampling can easily suffer from sample bias.
Blueberries are an incredibly popular fruit these days. Packed with both flavor and antioxidants, this "miracle fruit” is used in all kinds of snacks, desserts, and other sweet foodstuffs.
Measuring chemical lean (CL) and general fat content is one of the most necessary quality inspection processes of today’s meat manufacturers. Innovative dual energy X-Ray absorptiometry (DEXA) technologies have revolutionized how manufacturers handle these processes, and perform their fat analysis and inspection tasks.
Nationwide sausage and bratwurst manufacturing giant Johnsonville Foods experienced the great benefits of x-ray technology first hand when they adopted Eagle PI x-ray inspection systems in their production lines. These innovative systems significantly limited product wastes, and even allowed Johnsonville to begin reworking rejected products by removing individual contaminants in a seamless operation.
X-ray machine manufacturer Eagle PI has been supplying professional production lines with high quality inspection machines since since the early 1990s. Their famous reputation is the result of their advanced and incredibly accurate products, and innovative technologies they integrate with their X-ray systems.