Don’t Let Meat Contamination Spoil Your Reputation

Meat contamination is a growing problem that puts your company reputation on the line and can cost you millions in recalls and lawsuits. While bacterial contamination gets more media attention, foreign material contamination is an increasing concern for today’s food manufacturers.

In 2018, more than 1.5 million pounds of food was recalled due to the presence of foreign materials such as plastic, metal, glass and rubber. 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 pre-cooked — if your protein product has a foreign contaminant problem, FlexXray’s X-ray food inspection technology can detect the contaminant, remove it and salvage clean product.

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

  • 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

FlexXray can find what in-line inspection equipment can miss, such as metal, bone, stones, 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 for poultry, beef or other meat is complete, we’ll call you and discuss our findings. We can send you a comprehensive report within 24 to 48 hours. We can either return the clean product back to you or send it on to the next step in your supply chain.