According to IBIS World, the bakery goods sector is a $408 billion industry with a 2.4% annual growth rate in the next several years. The driving force behind this growth is the call for more value-added and healthy products. In response, many established manufacturers have redeveloped their products to retain the same great taste, offer a substantial nutritional boost, promote a positive brand image, and foster customer loyalty. After all, consumers are hesitant to try unknown and untried food products.
The Risks Involved
The use of raw materials often poses a significant risk in food production as these ingredients can contain stones and other foreign object contaminants that ruin machines and remain in the final product. In other cases, foreign objects like foil and aluminum may be introduced to the final products like, loaf of bread; bag of cinnamon rolls; flow-wrapped cookies; boxed cakes during processing and packaging.
Sample Bakery Products
The Risks Involved Continued…
If any of these things should happen, your customers are at risk of injury; a recall is also inevitable. In fact, the FDA places Bakery among the top 5 industries with the highest number of possible of product recalls within the USA. Recalls substantially set back profits. A study by Grocery Manufacturer Association estimates the financial value of a recall to be over $9 million but also damages the brand regard you’ve worked so hard to build.
How We Can Help You
Mekitec is a premier manufacturer and distributor of quality product inspection solutions that dairy producers can utilize in their operations. Our inspection system is not only effective at finding product defects regardless of the packaging, but is also cost-effective due to its relatively lower costs compared to other similar systems. We offer three systems that can be easily integrated into any production line without the need for any extensive modifications: MEKI™, CombiMEKI, and MIDMEKI. All three MEKI systems allow dairy producers to meet stringent HACCP, BRC, EFSIS, IFS, and GFSI regulations, so they can meet industry standards while ensuring that their product is of the highest quality.
We designed the MEKI systems to be flexible enough to fit in any production line without making any major modifications. Moreover, the systems can be customized to suit your specific inspection needs. Let our x-ray systems serve as an integral part of your brand protection, as you meet the industry standards of HACCP, BRC, and EFSIS.