The snack sector of the food industry is fiercely competitive, raking in $374 billion ever year. The market, however, is delicate. Consumers have varying preferences when it comes to the type and brand of snack that they eat, placing a heavy burden on food manufacturers to produce quality crisps, nuts, pastries, trail mix, dips, salty snacks, and other treats that encourage customers to stay loyal.
THE RISKS INVOLVED
To create high-quality, delectable snacks, manufacturers have to source ingredients from various suppliers. This can pose a problem as some of the ingredients sourced may be contaminated with metal, stones, glass, or other foreign objects that may prompt a product recall which negatively impacts the company.
Sample Snack Products
Manufacturers run the risk of ruining the brand regard they have built with their customers, when this happens. Sadly, product recalls are a common occurrence, as reported by the Grocery Manufacturers Association, (GMA). In fact, nuts alone were the fourth most recalled product in the U.S. in 2014.
How We Can Help You
Since snacks are often consumed without checking, it is the manufacturer’s responsibility to ensure their products are immediately safe to eat. On the other hand, our responsibility is to ensure that you are able to guarantee the safety of your snacks.
Mekitec is a global leader in food x-ray inspection, and our food safety solutions are among the most efficient and cost-effective products available on the market. Specially engineered to provide quick and accurate imaging, the MEKI, MIDMEKI, and COMBIMEKI ensure that the snacks you produce are free of contaminants.
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.