If you are a commercial food manufacturer of bread, cakes, pies, pretzels or other bread-like snacks, how would you know if a piece of mesh screen broke off during the flour-mixing process and landed in your product? How do you make sure that your latest batch of almonds from the local farm did not include some rocks or glass that were scooped up during harvesting? And how do you make sure that a tray of cookies has every slot filled?
Well, most manufacturers of baked goods use food safety and quality inspection technology, including X-ray inspection, metal detection and checkweighing equipment. These tools help ensure that the amount listed on the package label matches the actual content in the package and that no foreign physical contaminants end up in the finished package that reaches consumers. But with different types of packaging for different types of baked goods, including metallized film, deciding what kind of technology to use and where in the plant it is needed can be a challenge.
To help you sort through the choices, we gathered the most frequently asked questions about baked goods inspection equipment and outlined the answers in an easy-to-read format. View our Baked Goods Food Safety Inspection FAQs page and find the answers to these questions:
- What is “product effect?”
- When should bagged bread be inspected?
- What is the best inspection technology for bagels and pretzels?
- What is the best inspection technology for cakes and pies?
- What is the best inspection technology for frozen baked goods?
- What is the best inspection technology for snacks in metallized film packaging?
- What is the best inspection technology to find broken or missing pieces in snack bags?
- What is the best inspection technology to reduce my escape rate?
- How can I tell if snack bags are being under- or overfilled?
- Where are the best places along the production line to inspect baked goods and snack products?
Do you have a question about product inspection equipment for the baked goods and snack industry that was not answered here? If so, comment below and let us know.
View the Baked Goods Food Safety Inspection FAQs page.