With high profile food safety incidents in recent years putting the spotlight on legislation and regulations, manufacturers have to ensure greater due diligence to safeguard their businesses, especially in Southeast Asia, where the standards differ from country to country. By Somchai Chakornsiri, head of Asia Pacific, Eagle product inspection

With food safety becoming an increasing concern for food manufacturers in Southeast Asia, there’s a trend towards advanced X-ray inspection technology.

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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