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How to ensure the safety of pumped food products
METTLER TOLEDO Safeline X-ray has launched a 15 minute webinar which explains how x-ray inspection is especially effective at detecting contaminants on the piped stages of a food production line.
The webinar describes how easily x-ray inspection can be applied to inspect pumped food products, ranging from meat and poultry to liquids, slurries and semi-solids and helps production-line and quality-control managers to choose the most effective locations for such an x-ray system.
It begins with a brief explanation of how and why food manufacturers use x-ray inspection to detect contaminants. It then continues to discuss the three key factors that can affect the sensitivity of x-ray inspection systems: product density, thickness, and homogeneity, followed by a close look on how x-ray inspection ties in with standards such as HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) and the establishment of critical control points on a production line. The webinar will also cover typical applications and a useful discussion of which points should be considered if applying x-ray inspection to pumped products.
There are several factors which need to be taken into account when inspecting pumped food products, such as the possibility of air bubbles, variations in the flow speed and location of the x-ray system on the production line. The webinar will look at these factors and explain how to overcome them.
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