With the focus on food safety, it is time for manufacturers to fully embrace the benefits of automated processing and production technology. Sorting and analysis machinery can play a crucial role in helping companies safeguard their products. By marijke bellemans, marketing communications coordinator, Tomra sorting solutions

Food safety is one of the top priorities for food businesses today in light of growing concerns to ensure consumer safety and brand quality. Kris Fairfield, global business director, product inspection, Thermo Fisher Scientific, sheds insight on the technologies companies can and should leverage in their production process.

How do you ensure products are packaged properly in each and every box that goes out of the processing factory? Checkweighers are an easy answer. By Santhosh Ramakrishnan, business development manager, Precia Molen Asia Pacific

Equipment such as checkweighers and X-ray systems can take on multiple roles as part of a fully integrated packing line, explains Ciaran Murphy, quality control business manager, Ishida Europe.

Heat and control’s business manager for packaging and inspection systems Robert Marguccio explores the inspection process.

Legislations governing food labelling are becoming increasingly stringent, putting pressure on beverage manufacturers to produce clearer and more accurate information on products. Vision inspection technology can be one solution to ensure all label elements are in place to meet regulation standards. By Stephen Dryer, product manager, Mettler-Toledo CI Vision

With the scandals that continue to plague China, consumers are looking towards established food producers who make product packaging and processing a serious business. By Didier Lacroix, senior VP, international sales & services, Cognex

Multivac Marking & Inspection’s MVS seal seam scanner is an inspection system which scans the seal seams while they are still in the thermoforming packaging machine.

Thermo Fisher Scientific has upgraded it Thermo Scientific Xpert C400 x-ray system for detecting metals and other foreign objects in food. The upgrades in include an x-ray source with twice the power of the original model, compact sanitary drum motors and shorter line configurations.

Mettler Toledo has launched an enhanced version of its x-ray technology, the AXR-P. Ideal for inspecting packaged foods, including ready meals, the x-ray system features an advanced central processing unit (CPU). This technology allows faster data processing and ensures detection sensitivity at higher throughput speeds.

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