X-Ray Inspection of

Snacks

ACHIEVE CONSISTENT QUALITY WITH PRODUCT INSPECTION

The snack sector of the food industry is fiercely competitive, raking in over $370 billion every year. Consumers have a lot of options where to choose from, and often they tend to choose the food brand which has been proven to be healthy, top-quality and most of all – safe.

Since snacks are usually consumed without any preparing or cooking, it is crucial to ensure that all the out-going products are immediately safe to eat. To keep up with the consumer demands and to reduce the possible customer reclamations and avoid product recalls, snack producers have started to invest in the safety inspection and overall quality control, which both can be achieved with food X-ray inspection.

DETECTING CONTAMINANTS IN SNACK PRODUCTS

To create high-quality, delicious snacks, manufacturers may have to source ingredients from various suppliers. This can pose a risk as some of the ingredients sourced may be contaminated with extraneous materials, such as stones or metals, that may prompt a product recall which negatively impacts the company’s revenue and brand image.

Sadly, product recalls are a common occurrence in the snack industry, as reported in the study made by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA). In fact, nuts alone were the fourth most recalled product in the US in 2014.

HOW X-RAY INSPECTION ENHANCES YOUR BRAND IMAGE

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 snack industry X-ray has helped many producers reduce the number of reclamations by inspecting the integrity and form of the products. This way it is ensured, that customers receive only the top-quality 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.

MEKITEC AS YOUR PARTNER IN 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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