X-ray food inspection can help protect your product and profits.
The presence of foreign material caused more than 387,000 pounds of food to be recalled in 2020. You don’t need us to tell you that recalls are costly, inefficient and often devastating to a brand or company image.
As the food industry becomes more sophisticated, so do the tools required to keep your product safe, maximize your ROI and prevent recalls. For an overview of your options, download our white paper.
At A Glance
- The Growing Problem of Foreign Material in Food
- The Evolution of Food Safety Technology
- Pros and Cons of Foreign Material Detection Systems
- Understanding X-Ray Food Inspection
- Safety Considerations
- Inline Equipment vs. FlexXray X-Ray Food Inspection
- Cost Options and Comparisons
- How Does FlexXray Food Inspection Work?
- The Future of X-Ray Food Inspection
The Growing Problem of Foreign Material in Food
Although bacterial or chemical food contamination grabs most of the headlines, the problem of foreign material contamination is getting greater attention and remains a significant issue for food manufacturers.
The Evolution of Food Safety Technology
The need for food safety technologies is critical. X-ray detection is a viable and practical form of threat detection for food manufacturers. As technology improves and costs drop, food manufacturers have more choice in their food safety options.
Pros and Cons of Foreign Material Detection Systems
Manufacturers have many options for internal detection. Choosing the best one for your situation is key. When those systems are not robust enough, have gaps in detection/rejection and/or if they are not set up to provide specialized rework of the product placed on hold, third-party services can step in for you.
Understanding X-Ray Food Inspection
X-ray food inspection uses advanced X-ray technology to detect contaminants. Like every other type of X-ray, it uses light waves to “see” beyond what our eyes can see.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration confirms that X-ray inspection doesn’t cause adverse effects to the food supply, nor does it change the taste, flavor or nutritional value of the inspected product.
Inline Equipment vs. FlexXray X-Ray Food Inspection
Manufacturers often ask “If I have an inline inspection machine at my plant, why should I use third-party X-ray inspection?” Both inline systems and FlexXray’s systems inspect food for contaminants; however, they don’t have the same capabilities.
Cost Options and Comparisons
A third-party X-ray inspection service is a fraction of the cost of a food recall, which averages nearly $10 million per incident. In addition to up-front expenses, the consequences of damaging your brand and reputation can go much deeper.
How Does FlexXray Food Inspection Work?
We understand that finding foreign contaminants can cause a big headache for you. We’re here to make it simple while saving you time and money. At FlexXray, we pride ourselves on being that trusted food safety partner to more than 1,200 food manufacturing facilities throughout North America.
The Future of X-Ray Food Inspection
As threats to food safety increase, manufacturers need X-ray inspection to protect their brand reputation and the future of their business. X-ray inspection is the ideal solution for today’s increasingly complex food industry.