Demonstration of Fortress Interceptor Metal Detector Scanning Capabilities with Strawberries

2018-09-24T17:46:32+00:00 24th September 2018|

Lauren Hipwood from AccuPak demonstrates how the Fortress Interceptor metal detector can be used to detect metal contaminants in fresh packaged foods, such as strawberries. The Fortress Interceptor metal detector is renowned for its exceptional performance and ability to detect the smallest metal contaminants, including in difficult to detect (wet) products like fruit, meat & dairy. In this demonstration, Lauren uses the metal detector to scan for 1mm diameter ferrous and non-ferrous and 2mm… Read More

Handling a Metal Contamination Recall

2018-09-26T14:07:53+00:00 21st September 2018|

Following recent news that the strawberry contamination scare has now spread across the country to include a case in Western Australia, it has been widely reported that a number of suppliers have installed metal detectors on their conveyors to scan punnets of strawberries for contaminants to safeguard consumer health and safety and protect their companies against costly product recalls. While the source of contamination in these instances is beyond the supplier’s packaging line; these incident… Read More

X-Ray Inspection Or Metal Detection For Food Processing – Which Is Better?

2019-02-15T15:22:31+00:00 19th July 2017|

Safety and hygiene are always top of mind for food processors. Not only is there an important need to avoid bacteria like salmonella and listeria, but food processors also face a risk from foreign object contamination. Objects like stones can be accidentally mixed in with natural food ingredients during harvesting, and foreign objects such as plastic can be inadvertently added to a processing line at the manufacturing facility. So how do you screen your production line to minimise the risk of fo… Read More

Why your business needs a Fortress Multi-Lane Food Metal Detector

2017-06-14T16:09:48+00:00 14th June 2017|

The possibility of food contamination by metal objects during the manufacturing process is of growing concern among the food industry.   It’s a real threat and one which can cost companies significantly – both financially and in terms of reputational damage and loss of customer goodwill. Not that long ago, Kraft Foods in the US recalled 242,000 cases of their Macaroni and Cheese dinners due to the possibility that some boxes contained small pieces of metal.  Also in America recently,… Read More