Why Food Metal Detectors are essential in food manufacturing?

In the food production industry, metal is the leading contaminant of products. Not only does this spoil the food being produced, but it can also do untold damage to the reputation of a business. Can you afford to take that risk?

There is a simple solution – food metal detectors – and here at SSME we provide an impressive range.

Food grade metal detectors can be used for all kinds of products, including:

  • bakery products
  • dairy
  • meat and poultry
  • ready meals
  • snacks and biscuits

The primary reason why food metal detectors are used is to protect consumers, as they ensure products are thoroughly inspected at every stage of the production process. They can scan:

  • raw materials before they are broken up into smaller pieces
  • critical control points in the production line to identify machinery failure or broken utensils
  • final check before packaging

We would also recommend using metal detectors after packaging to fully exclude contamination.

Contaminated products don’t only affect consumers. They can result in expensive product recalls and compensation claims – not to mention a tarnished reputation for your business. However, our food metal detectors can eliminate such consequences and allow you to relax safe in the knowledge that products are safe for consumption.

Instead of destroying all products within a contaminated batch, a food metal detector will identify exactly which products contain metal fragments and need destroying –reducing wastages and false rejects.

Types of food metal detectors:

  • Purpose-built metal detector

Food metal detectors employ different inspection methods but are an indispensable tool in the food industry. The purpose-built metal detector is built for your production line and uses microprocessors – offering sensitivity and stability – instead of transistors and integrated circuits. It comes with adjustable speeds and outputs to suit your requirements.

  • Conveyorised metal detector

The conveyorised metal detector features a stainless steel head that inspects food products that are passed through the aperture, along the conveyor belt. It has a rejection system that sections off food containing metals, such as copper, iron, stainless steel, gold and silver from the rest of the products.

With the food industry producing more – at a faster rate – it’s essential that you maintain quality and efficiency, and what better way to do so than to use a food metal detector from SSME? For more information about our food metal detectors, drop us an email at sales@ssmeltd.co.uk and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible. Alternatively, call 0121
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