It’s important for food manufacturers innovating plant-based protein products to maintain the utmost food safety measures to prevent foreign object contamination, ensure food safety and quality, and avoid costly recalls.
Vegetables, nuts, grains, and legumes — which are among the key ingredients in plant-based protein products — are grown in fields, orchards, and on farms. Sometimes stones, metals, and glass particles in the field are harvested along with the fresh foods and inadvertently enter into the production process. An X-ray detection and inspection system can help find such physical contaminants that could be contained in supplier’s bulk materials.
Also, plant-based products are highly processed, and each processing step introduces a risk of foreign object contamination from the equipment in use. Broken pieces of screens, loose hardware, or other metal objects may inadvertently enter the process stream. Industrial food metal detectors, including those that utilize Multiscan and Selectscan technologies, can find ferrous, non-ferrous, and stainless steel metal contaminants.
Learn more about product inspection challenges and solutions for the rapidly growing plant-based protein market. Help ensure that the plant-based innovations you bring to market are free from foreign objects that could damage your brand and pose a risk to consumers.
Billions of dollars are being invested in alternative proteins, signaling growing momentum in the plant-based protein market. Learn how food processors can keep consumers safe from physical contaminants that can originate anywhere from the field or the factory.
Learn about the latest in metal detection for food safety. Five-frequency Multiscan metal detection technology enables food processors to achieve unmatched sensitivity and the highest probability of detecting metal foreign objects in food.
Selectscan technology enables food processors to have an easy way to rapidly identify the single best frequency for an application. It tunes out product effect and adapts results to account for temperature changes and electromagnetic interference.