Improving food safety with automated foreign object detection
Meat producers are embracing new technology as a way of ensuring product quality, traceability and foreign object detection.
Just one of the producers that have discovered the power of technology to ensure quality meat products free of foreign bodies is Cater Group meat producers, Carrasco, Uruguay. The company employs a MeatMaster™ analyser to scan meat directly in production and have come to trust in its ability to find all sort of unwanted objects. Once, even a bullet was found in the raw meat.
On another occasion, a surprise visit from food safety authorities involving a visual inspection of the production line failed to reveal any objects. Yet, when production was started, two pieces of metal about 3mm in size were found.