You just sat down to enjoy your Saturday breakfast – hot coffee, orange juice, toast, hash browns, sausage, and an egg-white omelet. Everything seems perfect until you take a bite of sausage. Something doesn’t seem right. Instead of a burst of smoky flavor, you pull a metal fragment out of your mouth. You check the rest of your meal for metal scraps. You end up throwing away the rest of your breakfast, worried about how much metal you may have eaten without noticing. Finding metal contaminants in your food isn’t only “annoying” and unappetizing. It also poses serious risks to your health, especially if ingested. This unfortunate scenario recently became a reality for a national breakfast food company, which resulted in a massive product recall. There is something that could’ve prevented this public relations nightmare – accurate and dependable metal detection! Metal detectors sense the presence of ferrous, nonferrous, and stainless metals in a process flow, or as a packaged item, and allows you to remove the contaminated product.
Bunting Magnetics Co. Offers Metal Detection Solutions for the Food Industry that Keep Products Safe for Consumers
In efforts of damage control, the breakfast food company tried hard to protect the brand, and attempted to assure customers of their commitment to safety. However, this incident will likely have a lingering impact on the company’s reputation. This all could have been avoided if they had been using the proper magnetic and metal detection equipment on their processing line. Metal is the most common foreign material found in food products. This is why it’s so important for companies to detect and remove these hazardous contaminants before the product is packed and shipped. When contaminated food reaches the open market, it can have devastating consequences for both the company and their customers.
Using the right magnetic applications and metal detectors (along with regular testing and maintenance) is the only way to keep food products pure and safe for consumers. Bunting metal detectors are used in food plants to ensure the purity of your product, while protecting your valuable machinery from damage. Having metal detection applications that can handle both fresh and frozen meats is crucial to the success of businesses in the food industry. Our Gravity Free-Fall Style Metal Detectors are perfect for applications in either horizontal or vertical installations where space is limited. Tunnel Style Metal Detectors are custom-made for the unique needs of your application. They are used for the final inspection before a product ships to the customer. Triple Frequency Controls detect a packaged food product in three different conditions, giving you the most accurate readings for the best product results possible.
For more information about which metal detection products are best for your application, please contact Bunting Magnetics Co. to speak with a sales representative. We look forward to hearing from you and discussing how our metal detection products can help your business succeed!