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X-Ray Inspection of

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Continuous Safety and Quality with Product Inspection

Dry and powdered ingredients such as rice, grains, powders, spices, coffee, oats and flours are used in kitchens around the world due to the ease of use and the convenience these products provide.

These ingredients are sourced from various locations worldwide, which can lead to foreign objects accidentally being included in the production. This is why, food producers seek quality control equipment, that help them to ensure the safety of the out-going products.

This can be executed with food X-ray inspection.

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Detecting Contaminants in Dry Bulk & Powder Products

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), spices alone were one of the most recalled products in 2014. A recall can have significant financial repercussions and can easily damage the reputation and brand image, and in Grocery Manufacturer Association’s 2011 study, the estimated financial loss caused by a recall is around $10 million on average – however, it can range anywhere from less than $1 million to over $100 million.

This excludes indirect costs e.g. due to brand damage and loss of future sales. The indirect costs are almost impossible to estimate, but in the long-term, they can even exceed the direct costs of a recall, when consumers stop buying certain brand completely.

Protect Your Food Brand with X-Ray Inspection

By implementing an X-ray system into your production line, you will be able to detect a variety of different foreign materials in addition to metallic ones. That is the most common reason why food producers are now choosing X-ray over metal detectors, but surely not the only reason.

With X-ray, food producers can also inspect the overall quality of the products. For example, in the dry powder industry X-ray has helped many producers reduce the amount of reclamations by inspecting the content of the products.

Being able to deliver safe and high-quality products to your retailers and final consumers, you are building your food brand and making sure they also want to keep buying your products in the future.

How Mekitec Can Help You with Food Safety

Our MEKI X-ray inspection systems are designed for the food industry and its needs. With this in mind, we developed our systems together with food producers to make sure that the needs are covered. Our systems provide:

  • User-friendly interface, making the systems easy to use
  • Inspection software with multiple industry-specific functions, ensuring the overall product quality
  • Small footprint, making sure that our systems can easily fit in any production line
  • Best value, enabling X-ray inspection for every food producer from family-owned businesses to large chains

Usually, the driving force for quality inspection starts with foreign object detection, but later the need expands to the inspection of the overall quality of the products. This is where MEKI X-ray inspection systems are proven to bring the most value because they offer a variety of different quality inspection features with the lowest initial investment and long-term operation costs in the industry.

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