Unravelling The Complexities of Conformity in Packaged Food
Conformity in packaged food is a big challenge for food manufacturers. There is an increasing demand to produce consistent, high quality and safe products to meet legislative obligations, brand requirements and customer expectations.
What is conformity in relation to packaged food?
The fundamental requirements of conformity in packaged food are that:
- Food is free from physical contaminants
- Labels are accurate and correctly positioned
- Products are within the correct weight tolerances
- Products are presented in a consistent way.
Failure to achieve these expected standards can result in retailers rejecting products and cancelling supplier agreements, expensive recall costs and further consequences of non-compliance with food safety and labelling regulations. It goes without saying therefore, that conformity is a priority for most, if not all packaged food manufacturers.
Advanced product inspection technologies can support manufacturers in meeting these standards, ensuring food is safe to consume and of a high quality. For example, metal detection and x-ray inspection ensure packaged food is free from physical contamination. Vision inspection and x-ray inspection systems ensure packaging is consistently presented, with vision inspection technology also checking the position and accuracy of labels. Finally, checkweighers ensure that each product is accurately weighed and are within agreed retailer weight tolerances.
To help unravel the complexities of conformity, a free white paper has been published which explores this in detail, and provides guidance for packaged food manufacturers on how they can achieve consistency on their production line – every time.
Inside the white paper, you'll discover
- The drivers behind conformity – from regulatory compliance to customer requirements
- How advanced product inspection technologies can help achieve conformity
- How manufacturers can boost both their top- and-bottom-line through business growth and optimized