Food Safety Exchange

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News

  • Choosing the Right Metal Detection System

    Article
    When used as part of a company-wide approach to food product safety, a metal detection system is an essential piece of equipment to protect consumers and the brand reputation of manufacturers. But with so many choices available from a wide range of suppliers, selecting the right solution for food manufacturers and processors can be a minefield. Simply installing a metal detection system alone will not necessarily provide adequate levels of prote...
  • Sources of Metal Contamination in Food Production

    Article
    Metal is one of the most commonly found contaminants in food products. Any metal that is introduced during the production process or is present in raw materials, can cause production downtime, seriou...
  • IFS Launches a New Development Tool: The IFS Pathway

    IFS Launches a New Development Tool: The IFS Pathway

    Article
    IFS has recently introduced the IFS Pathway, a brand-new IFS Tool. This interactive platform offers many valuable technical resources that help companies implement the IFS Requirements and improve co...
  • Halloween Food Safety Tips

    Article
    Pumpkins, costumes and lots of treats: Halloween is almost here. Trick-or-treating is one of the main activities children usually do on that day. To make sure that you and your children stay safe and...

Downloads

  • Effective Service Through the Life of Your Equipment

    Guide
    Service approaches to maximize product inspection equipment effectiveness Product inspection equipment supports compliance with product safety standards and regulations. However, the equipment is only one piece of the puzzle. Without a strong service plan, any investment in product inspection equipment could fail to provide the best results. Service needs vary according to the application and production requirements. However, limiting downtime...
  • Practical Tips for Metal Detection Selection

    Guide
    Food manufacturers have to be able to meet the requirements of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and the broader needs of industry regulations and standards. This needs to be achiev...
  • Control of Metal Contamination in Raw Materials

    Case Study
    An important part of any Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) based quality control program in the food industry is the use of a metal detection system. The inspection of raw materials ...
  • Management of Moisture Data

    Reference Paper
    Recently the productivity at industrial operations is improved immensely. This implies increased need for product testing including moisture content analysis. These analyses generate lots of data acr...

Videos

  • Detecting Glass-in-Glass Contamination with X-ray Inspection

    Webinar
    This on-demand webinar, Detecting Glass-in-Glass Contamination with X-ray Inspection, explores the risks and solutions available to overcome the damaging effects of glass-in-glass contamination. Glass containers are one of the most challenging types of packaging to inspect, mainly because the most likely primary contaminant is glass, which is the same material and density as the packaging itself. With increasingly stringent safety regulations wo...
  • On-Demand Webinar: Sensor Handling and Maintenance

    Webinar
    Struggling with pH Measurements? Benefit from the experience of the subject experts and easily overcome the measurement challenges faced during your pH analysis. Learn the right set of skills along ...
  • Why Code Checks Are Important

    Video
    Have you ever had to wait longer than usual in a supermarket line because a barcode couldn't be scanned at the checkout? This has probably happened to each of us at some point and is not only annoyin...
  • On Demand Webinar: Metal Detection, X-ray Inspection or Both?

    Webinar
    This webinar discusses the basic principles, pros, and cons of both technologies, and guides you through making the right choice of installing a metal detection system, x-ray inspection system or bot...

Events

  • On-demand webinar: how to automate metal detector testing

    On-demand Webinar: How to Automate Metal Detector Testing

    Webinar
    Compliance Assurance for Throat and Gravity Fall Metal Detectors This on-demand webinar - How to Automate Metal Detector Testing - is designed to help food manufacturers to better understand how to optimize the performance of their product inspection equipment. A key focus is the use of throat (ZMFZ) metal detectors in Vertical Form, Fill and Seal (VFFS) applications, or gravity fall metal detection systems and the challenges that testing their...
  • On demand webinar: How to select the correct metal detection system

    How to Select the Correct Metal Detection System

    Webinar
    Exploring Benefits for Brand Protection, OEE, Compliance and Lowering Total Cost of Ownership This on-demand webinar explores how to choose the right metal detection system to invest in and why it is...