Testing for safe meat
The demands in food are high. Only companies that master and check the packing process get safe products. This is why from 20 to 23 March 2018, Anuga FoodTec in Cologne is placing a special focus on modern methods for checking leaks and X-ray inspection.
Whether deficiencies in the packing material, filling material residuals in the heat-sealed seam or foreign bodies – leaks and contaminations present a threat to the product safety.
Whether meat, fish and poultry or fruit and vegetables: A protective gas atmosphere (modified atmosphere) is one of the effective methods for packing fresh foodstuffs gently and safely.
Inline and offline leak testing systems for individual packaging and entire transport packaging can be found at Anuga FoodTec. The spectrum ranges from random tests in the water bath, to visual inline inspections, through to gas-based technologies that detect leaky packing.
For the manufacturers it is just as important as immaculate packing that the food reaches the consumer free from metal, foreign bodies and other contaminations in line with the HACCP and IFS norms. Metal detectors or X-ray scanners like the ones that will be on display in Cologne ensure safety at the end of each packing line. Metal detectors provide valuable assistance in detecting magnetic and non-magnetic metals.
With innovative technologies for the X-ray inspection and leakage testing, the manufacturers are being provided with the right tools to protect the integrity of their products and avoid products being called back. The exact recording of weight values is equally important.
The production in the food industry has never been so closely and seamlessly monitored as today. Innovative quality control technologies are under the spotlight at Anuga FoodTec. And not only at the stands of the over 1,700 exhibiting companies. The significance of the theme food safety is also reflected in the offerings of the event programme.