When it comes to our food, the product packaging, x-ray inspection, and packaging machines being used are extremely important for the safety and quality of each item of food. No matter what kind of food is being packaged, if it's not following the strict industry regulations in regards to health and safety standards, that food shall not be distributed.
Because of the severity involved with food safety, food packaging machines and other related equipment must operate at the highest level of efficiency. Over half -- 52%, in fact -- of the people around the world make their purchasing decisions at least partially due to packaging that doesn't just adhere to health and safety standards, but is making a positive social and environmental impact as well.
X-ray food inspection plays a significant role in the packaging of those items as well. If a piece of meat, for example, is placed under the x-ray food packaging equipment and an unwanted item or dangerous and protruding bone is found, that item would be immediately removed from the production room and the problem will be addressed.
The type of product that is holding the food is important for safety precautions, and every kind of material should undergo quality x-ray inspection before being shipped and distributed to stores across the globe. Successful x-ray machines can identify dangerous metal fragments, shards of glass, calcified bones, pieces of rubber, plastic compounds, debris, and any other item that could potentially be harmful upon consumption.
Obviously, throughout the manufacturing, production, and packaging process, there is an inherent sense of safety that needs to be maintained. Although having a food x-ray machine at various points of the production process can help, to ensure the maximum level of safety when it comes to food packaging, the packed x-ray inspection should be the very last task before distribution. If the x-ray inspection process is done too early, the food or packing can be contaminated before distribution and can result in serious harm upon consumption.
If you're involved in the food packaging process at all, it's essential that you maintain strict safety precautions throughout the entire process. If you need to make sure that the outside of your packaged products are just as safe as the inside of the food itself, contact TDI Packsys today to take a look at some quality x-ray and packaging machines.