News | May 29, 2008

Building An Effective Metal Contamination Detection Program: Webinar Announced For 06/25/08 - 2pm EST


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In today's increasingly competitive marketplace, consumers point to safety as their number one food supply concern and the need to operate an effective metal detection program has never been more essential. Led by Mettler-Toledo Safeline experts in metal detection technology, this 1 hour webinar will cover the basic principles of metal detection through to the implementation of a comprehensive program. All registered attendees will also receive a complimentary copy of "Reduction of Metal Detection – Building an Effective Program", the newly published, 63-page definitive industry guide for all those involved in understanding and implementing metal detection technology.

Metal contamination can be introduced into your process in many ways. Incoming ingredients can contain metal when they arrive in your plant. Your processing equipment is subject to normal wear and tear as well as to catastrophic failure leaving your products vulnerable to metal contamination from broken equipment, saws, knife blades, etc. Your employees can inadvertently lose jewelry, clips, pens, etc., despite your best efforts to prevent that from happening. And, of course, the possibility of sabotage is a very real threat today. If you are not inspecting for these contaminants or are using outdated or malfunctioning inspection equipment, your products may end up in a safety recall.

Obviously, a safety recall can have a devastating impact on both your brand and your business. According to a Harris Interactive (Rochester, NY) survey of 2,563 adults conducted on April 10th, 2007, a safety or health recall of a food product they currently use would have the following impact:

  • 50% would switch brands at least temporarily
  • 15% would never purchase the product again
  • 21% would avoid any product with the recalled brand

At the completion of this webinar, you'll have the answers to the following questions

  • How do metal detectors work?
  • How can you build an effective metal detection program?
  • What are some best practices being employed by major food manufacturers today?

Take a step forward in making your products safe from metal contamination – register today and put June 25th at 2pm EDT on your calendar!

SOURCE: Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection