Meat & Poultry

Meat & Poultry Inspection

In 2017, nearly one million pounds of beef and more than nine million pounds of poultry were recalled. In 2018, more than 1.5 million pounds of food were recalled due to the presence of foreign materials such as plastic, metal, glass and rubber. Foreign material contamination in meat is a growing problem that can create more than just headaches for manufacturers; it puts your company’s reputation on the line and has the potential to cost millions in recalls and lawsuits.

As the food industry’s most trusted name in product inspection and recovery, FlexXray has systems in place for detecting and resolving many types of product contamination issues. Since food safety issues affect every aspect of the food industry, we provide food companies with the inspection services they need, and we meet them on their terms.

Whether that means providing food X-ray services to a small, local company or conducting inspections for a major food company, we have the flexibility and the technology to meet your needs in a way that no other food inspection company can. We work with some of the biggest names in the meat and poultry industry. In fact, many of our customer partners are large enough that their legal teams say that we can’t name names. Our strict confidentiality policy is one of the reasons we are the most trusted third-party food inspection company in North America.

“We have used FlexXray as our provider of inspection services for many years because of their efficiency and expertise in identifying minute pieces of debris, allowing us to salvage as much product as we can. This is not something we can conduct in-house.”

– Senior Production Manager from a Meat & Poultry Manufacturer

The Best Foreign Material Contamination Solution in the Industry

With our advanced, medical-grade machines and USDA- and FDA-certified facilities, we can detect foreign contaminants of all different materials down to 0.8 mm and smaller, finding what inline detection machines aren’t calibrated to find. Our advanced inspection solutions keep you on schedule and on budget.

Don’t Let Meat Contamination Spoil Your Reputation

While bacterial contamination gets more media attention, foreign material contamination is an increasing concern for today’s meat and poultry manufacturers. How do meat and poultry producers prevent costly recalls and lawsuits, food waste and a tarnished brand reputation?

Whether it’s fresh or frozen, in a block or sliced, raw or precooked—your product can be distributed and sold safely with FlexXray. If your protein product has a foreign contaminant problem, FlexXray’s X-ray food inspection process is able to accurately and precisely detect and remove the contaminant, salvaging your clean product.

We can detect foreign contaminants of all different materials down to 0.8 mm and smaller.

Our X-ray food inspection services detect all types of protein including the following:

  • All varieties and cuts of fresh chicken, beef, pork, turkey and seafood
  • Frozen chicken, beef, pork, turkey and seafood
  • Sausage
  • Bacon
  • Ground beef, turkey, chicken and pork
  • Sliced and whole blocks of deli meats
  • Jerky and other snack meats
  • Pre-cooked and sliced meats, such as fajita meat
  • Canned or Jarred beef, pork, chicken, and seafood

FlexXray finds what in-line inspection equipment may miss due to speed or calibration limitations, such as metal, bone, stone, glass, gasket/seals, plastic, buckshot, wood, product clumps and other common physical contaminants found in meat, poultry and seafood.

Our Foreign Material Detection Process is easy and fast!

We can inspect a full truckload within hours, often while the driver waits. We maintain the highest safety standards and trace every step of the process including pallet number, batch and lot codes and temperature. 

When the food safety inspection process is complete, we’ll send you a comprehensive inspection report within 24 hours. You can either return the clean product back to your facility for release or send it directly to the next step in your supply chain.

Resolve your on-hold meat and poultry products quickly and accurately with FlexXray.

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