Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods and Non-Food Inspection

There is a big problem in the manufacturing industry that no one wants to talk about: foreign material contamination. If you’re a manufacturer, no matter what industry, foreign material contamination is inescapable. It happens to every manufacturer at one time or another, even large facilities with the most robust regulations and processes in place. Foreign material contamination is a nightmare for QA, plant management and corporate professionals, damaging products, profits and brand reputations with the power to lead to PR crises and lawsuits. 

As manufacturing has become more technologically advanced, there are greater opportunities for foreign contamination to occur from automated machinery. While foreign material contamination can arise from an ingredient’s source, including stones, dirt, etc., it is most prevalent during processing. When machines replace humans, there are risks involved. Machines are liable to break down, chip or otherwise err, allowing for metal, plastic, machine parts and beyond to get into the product supply chain during production.

If you’re a manufacturer, no matter what industry, foreign material contamination is inescapable.

At FlexXray, our advanced, custom medical-grade technology is designed to inspect a wide range of products helping you get the data you need to make confident decisions about your on-hold product. Our stringent safety standards and reliable foreign material contamination extraction record speak for themselves. No other company is better equipped to handle your product inspection needs. 

FlexXray is the most trusted third-party x-ray inspection service in North America, and our capabilities go beyond inline equipment allowing us to offer a cost-efficient, accurate and fast solution to inspect your on-hold product.

Here are some examples of the non-food product we inspect:

Consumer Goods

From finding foreign material and product defects to ensuring that packaged goods are properly filled, the advanced technology of FlexXray’s inspection process can help locate problems and resolve them before they go out the door. Consumer goods we inspect include:

  • Lotions and Creams
  • Personal Care Items
  • Toothpaste and Oral Care 
  • Shampoos and Conditioners
  • Hair Products (Gels and Pastes)
  • Deodorants and Antiperspirants
  • Over-the-Counter Medications
  • Baby Formula and Baby Food

Pharmaceuticals & Nutraceuticals

Government standards regarding pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals are increasingly stringent, so you want to make sure that every product is inspected before it lands in the hands of a consumer. Using FlexXray’s medical-grade technology, we can inspect your product and ensure it makes the grade. Our dedication to eliminating foreign material contamination means that you can trust us with even the most sensitive consumer products. 

  • Capsules and Tablets 
  • Liquid Medications
  • Plastic Containers of Product
  • Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements
  • Protein Powders and Bars


Keep your customers safe by ensuring that every personal care product you release is carefully inspected for contamination. Whether in cans or jars, glass or plastic bottles, a plastic container or foil pouch, we can find metallic and non-metallic contaminants before they reach the shelves.

  • Hand and Face Creams
  • Lip Balms and Chapsticks
  • Lipsticks 
  • Makeup 
  • Specialized Lotions
“I would definitely recommend FlexXray to any other division of the company that needed a batch of food inspected, especially for metal or other small debris.”

– Quality Assurance Division Manager at a Raw Ingredients facility


Our X-ray technology goes beyond standard machine vision cameras, allowing you to discover small product defects. We can also perform a range of quality checks that include identifying missing or broken products, crack detection, leak detection, weld inspection, seal integrity, and much more.

  • Paint Cans 
  • Aerosol Sprays 
  • Chemical Additives 
  • Powders, Resins and Coatings
  • Machine or Auto Parts
  • Toys or Consumer Products

Pet Food

Food safety for pets and animals has become a growing cause of concern in the industry. Today’s consumers are more informed and more concerned than ever before about what goes into their pet’s food, and FlexXray can make sure that your animal food product is free from contamination. The same sophisticated technology that protects human-grade food can keep pet and animal food free from foreign material contamination such as metal, bone, stone, rubber, plastic and more. We inspect a variety of pet and animal supplies, including the following:

  • Dry Bagged Food
  • Canned Wet Food
  • Semi-Moist Food and Treats
  • Commercial Raw Food
  • Dog Treats
  • Cat Treats
  • Bulk Animal Feed
  • Ingredients and Fillers

Let FlexXray add value to your business by helping you avoid contamination and protecting your most valuable asset: your customers.

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