Food safety is more important than ever. Mass communication and social media spread the news of incidents and recall at lightning speed. Consumers are becoming more educated and more concerned the more they read and hear about food matters. They are often following the trail of the food that will reach their table back to the farm.
The closer you get to the farm, the closer you get too many foreign objects. Most raw foods and ingredients originate in a natural environment – a field, an orchard, a farm, etc. As the food is harvested, foreign objects such as stones or glass can end up co-mingled and transported into the processing plant.
Mettler Toledo equipment provides outstanding physical contamination detection and quality control in bulk-flow (loose) food products prior to packaging.