The Eagle Bulk 540 PRO x-ray system (shown) from Eagle Product Inspection, a manufacturer of x-ray inspection technology, detects hard-to-find contaminants such as metal fragments, glass shards, dense plastics, rubber compounds, mineral stones, and rocks in bulk flowing food products, including fruits, vegetables, granolas, and cereals, and more. Having early checks in place helps ensure compliance with HACCP principles and global safety regulations and fosters a culture that emphasizes food safety from the start.
In addition to the inspection of bulk/raw materials and the use of inline x-ray machines during processing and packaging, end-of-line detection technologies are an important final safeguard in providing safe, high quality products that align with a company’s food safety culture. The Eagle Pack 400 HC x-ray system is a newly advanced system that can find contaminants in packaged meat, poultry, and dairy products while simultaneous conducting crucial quality checks, including weight, component count, shape and voids. It can detect physical contaminants in plastic containers, cartons, boxes, and pouches and can be paired with the Eagle MDX dual-energy technology for particularly busy or difficult images. For poultry applications, the Eagle Pack 400 HC can be equipped with Eagle’s newly-introduced PXT detector technology that provides superior inline detection of poultry bones down to 1 mm.