The production inspection division for Mettler Toledo
has offered manufactures robust test samples ensuring metal detection and x-ray inspection systems comply with increasingly stringent global food safety legislation.
A core component of a well maintained inspection system are the test samples. Food manufactures face a growing pressure to meet regulations set by the government regarding the quality of products. This makes the testing vital to ensure that inspection systems are operating effectively to demonstrate due diligence.
Manufactures ensure that their product inspection systems are operating correctly by placing test samples on their food production lines or within their products. Regular testing of metal detectors and x-ray inspection systems can prevent adverse trends in contaminant detection before they become a problem. New test samples from Mettler Toledo use a robust casing material which protects products from the contaminant inside and enabling repeated use.
Approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), manufacturers can be confident that the test samples will not contaminate food products with fragments from damaged casing, such as ink or glue. A range of sizes are available for these test samples which allows testing on many product inspection systems.
Mettler Toledo's test samples follow an internationally recognised colour coding system to enable easy identification of the contaminant.
Colour coding system:
Metal detection – red
Brass – yellow
Stainless steel – blue
Aluminium – green
X-ray samples, soda lime glass, PVC and Teflon - black.