Metal detectors are the most used machines in food production systems. They are not only for airports or any security area but they are also for food production lines and in food manufacturing areas for them to detect any foreign bodies in food products that may cause injury to consumers and may cause damage to the producers reputation.
The more food products that are inspected to the best quality, the more are delivered and the more earnings there will be. That is why people have invented ways to make hazard detection much more easier, efficient, and accurate.
Since the 80s, aspartame, a popular artificial sweetener found in colas, powdered juices, diet drinks and coffee mixes have been deemed dangerous for consumption because of its negative effects to health. EFSA’s recent re-assessment, however, proved aspartame is safe for human consumption, including infants, children and pregnant women.
One of the challenges dispatching units commonly face is the low quality of stretch wrap that usually break during packaging. Another concern raised by most food companies is the risk of physical contamination by the packaging itself.
The use of nanotechnology applications can pave the way to safer, biodegradable and farmer-friendly food packages. It could be the answer to the perpetual concern brought about by food safety issues in packaging.
Metal detectors are an ever-reliable source for identifying various type contaminants. There are many brands and models out there featuring state-of-the-art features. Each machine has its own limitations and capabilities. How do you optimize your machine to perform at its best?
Cassia essential oil, also known as Chineses cinnamon or cinnamon bark, is not only good for flavoring. Recent research found that its antimicrobial properties can possibly inhibit the growth of bacteria in beef.
According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released on November 6, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration does not conduct enough pesticide residue tests to establish that American food is indeed safe from pesticide residues.
DEStech Publications, Inc. announces the publication of Molecular Methods for the Detection and Characterization of Foodborne and Environmental Pathogens by Suresh D. Pillai Ph.D. and Jessica A. McKelvey M.S.
Where are tomorrow's food and drink safety threats, recalls, and outbreaks going to appear? The smart food safety players including; Kraft Heinz, WM Morrison Supermarkets, Coca-Cola, Food Standards Scotland, Starbucks, Danone, itsu, Unilever and Pladis are striving to identify and reduce threats and vulnerabilities with advanced risk assessments around fraud, contaminants and industry challenges. From next-level, proactive systems and approaches for full supply chain traceability, raw material authenticity and integrity assurance to uncovering retailer’s expectations, embedding a food safety culture and preparing for legislative updates… how can we anticipate what’s coming next?
Preventing the migration of mineral oil components from packaging materials is one of the most pressing issues currently facing the food and packaging industry. Pressure on the lawmakers and manufacturers is on the rise. Due to the urgency and explosive nature of the topic – and in the wake of a conference back in March which sold out extremely quickly, Akademie Fresenius decided to host an additional conference on 7 and 8 November. 17 renowned speakers and numerous leading executives from the food industry, with backgrounds in management, quality assurance and product development, accepted the invitation to come along to Dusseldorf. Together, they discussed the different methods of determining mineral oil content – and, of course, the question as to how far the problem can be resolved by self-commitments on the part of the industry and the introduction of new laws at both national and EU level.