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Understanding the Probability of Detection in X-ray Inspection of Food

Food & Beverage

Probability of Contaminant Detection

When it comes to detecting contaminants in food, you might hear promises such as 99% or 100% probability of detection (POD), however it is important to ask yourself, ‘Is this a realistic value?’. When it comes to POD in x-ray equipment for food inspection it is important to be able to interpret this number and ensure its validity. There are a lot of factors that go into determining an accurate and viable probability of detection in x-ray inspection for foreign body contaminants—variables such as contaminant placement, number of passes, product density and texture, packaging types and system design.

Read this white paper to find out the kind of questions you should be asking to properly discuss POD and determine the best solution for your production line.

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