Third-Party Inspection Services
Third-party product inspection services are an important tool for ensuring the safety and quality of food products. These services provide an independent evaluation of a food product, helping manufacturers and retailers to identify and address any issues before products reach the consumer. One of the most widely used methods for identifying foreign material in food products is through the use of X-ray technology.
X-ray technology is used for product inspection because it can detect a wide range of foreign materials, including metal, glass, plastic, and bone, that can be difficult to identify through visual inspections alone. X-ray systems used in food inspection typically use low-energy X-ray beams, which are safe for food products, as they do not introduce any harmful radiation or chemical changes within the food.
When using X-ray technology for product inspection, the food product is placed on a conveyor belt and passed through an X-ray machine. The X-ray machine produces an image of the food product that is analyzed by a computer. The computer is programmed to recognize specific physical contaminants such as metal or glass, and to highlight any potential foreign material in the image. The X-ray images are saved by proprietary software so they can be found by your staff for rework, or used to verify product safety for your buyers.
Third-party inspection services can also refer to assessment of X-ray equipment itself, including testing and calibrating the equipment, and determining the parameters of the image analysis software for optimal performance. They also can provide training for personnel to operate the equipment and interpret the results. Fill out the form below or give us a call to get in touch with a service manager.
Overall, third-party product inspection services help food manufacturers and retailers to ensure that their products are safe. By using x-ray, we can detect a wide range of foreign materials that can be present in food products, and take action to remove these contaminants before the products reach consumers.