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.
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To reach their targets – including product specification as well as budgets and profits – meat operations are utilizing advanced x-ray technologies that inspect for contaminants in the earliest stages of production and determine if products regularly meet specifications. Such systems also solve problems by helping identify the reasons for rejections and inconsistencies and providing feedback for improvements.
Whether it’s a bone that manages to remain wedged in a piece of meat, a loose screw that eventually falls off a machine, or bits of plastics that find their way into your batch, any contaminants in your finished product will be a major blow to your brand. The enactment of the FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) has led to many industries emphasizing food contamination prevention. Therefore, you should meet the mandatory preventative controls to comply with the FSMA, and X-ray inspection equipment is key to ensure food safety.
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.
DEXA, or Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry, is a game-changing product inspection technology for the meat production industry.
This technology expands on the capabilities of traditional x-ray product inspection technology by using two separate x-ray energy wavelengths, one high-energy wave and one low-energy wave.
Topics: X Ray Inspection of Meat
X-ray product inspection systems have been a staple of the quality assurance process for the food industry for a while now. The normal use of these machines is to check products for foreign contaminants such as:
Topics: X Ray Inspection of Meat
In a recent post, we discussed how Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) technology worked to provide a fast, accurate measurement of the chemical lean measurement of meat in the factory production line. Using two separate x-ray emitters, DEXA scanners can check meat as it’s passing through the line and easily provide a chemical lean value from which the fat content of the meat can be derived. In addition, the X-ray system can provide moisture, protein and weight value as well as inspect for foreign bodies such as metal, bone, glass, etc.
Integrating high-powered x-ray inspection systems at critical control points (CCP) along your production line may be the single most productive thing you can do with your company’s quality control processes. X-ray inspection grants product manufacturers pinpoint accuracy they just can’t get with other conventional inspection methods… but how safe is exposing your products to x-rays?
United Kingdom-based soup, sauce and
marinade producer, TCS Foods Ltd., has
earned substantial acclaim for its high quality products and commitment to innovations in the food industry. Recipient of countless awards for excellence and quality, TCS Foods Ltd. acknowledges that superb quality food products are the joint result of both the products themselves and the safety of their preparation.
Topics: Metal Detection, X-Ray Inspection, X Ray Inspection for Food, Food Safety and Quality Inspection, X Ray Inspection Technology, Food Product Inspection, Metal Detection Technology, X Ray Inspection of Meat
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.