By ensuring the safety and integrity of a wide range of chilled, frozen and canned/preserved fish and seafood products, x-ray inspection systems can prevent harmful contaminants and substandard products from reaching consumers, as well as protect your business from brand-damaging product recalls.
Investing in one of our x-ray systems can also help food manufacturers to achieve compliance with Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)-based Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)-recognised standards, such as:
- The British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety
- International Food Standard (IFS)
- Safe Quality Food (SQF) 2000 Code
- The Foundation for Food Safety Certification(FSSC) 22000
Eagle x-ray systems provide exceptional detection of the following foreign bodies, irrespective of their shape, size or location, within a variety of applications, including bulk fish and seafood, ready meals, formed-style fish fingers or cakes, pies, tinned tuna or herrings and fish spread in tubes or glass jars.
- Glass shards (including glass contamination within glass containers)
- Metal fragments (including metal within foil and metalized film packaging)
- Mineral stone
- Some plastic and rubber compounds
- Calcified bone
In addition to catching contaminants, our x-ray machines are quality control systems capable of guaranteeing product freshness, as well as detecting missing, partial and crushed products due to their ability to perform the following inline checks:
Furthermore, metal packaging has no effect on the sensitivity of contamination detection and solutions are available to inspect products in a wide range of packaging types, such as:
- No packaging
- Tall rigid containers, including glass, metal and ceramic containers
- Plastic containers
- Bags and sacks
We understand that the hygienic design of x-ray inspection systems is critical in order to prevent the growth and spread of biological contamination in fish and seafood manufacturing plants. For this reason, all our x-ray systems fulfil international sanitary design guidelines and are easy to clean. Machines come with IP65 sealing as standard to cater for the majority of sanitary requirements, and IP69K as an option for equipment used in harsh wash down environments.