Food Safety Magazine

Solutions On Demand | August/September 2013

Help for Product Assurance

By Thermo

Help for Product Assurance

Thermo Scientific™ Product Assurance Services & Solutions (PASS) provides food producers with a fast, confidential way to thoroughly test and inspect product when physical contamination or nonconformity is suspected.  Using state-of-the-art Thermo Scientific™ x-ray and metal detection systems, PASS can inspect  products for a wide range of dense contaminants including ferrous, non-ferrous and stainless steel metals, glass, stone, bone, PVC-based plastics and rubber. In addition, PASS staff members are also experienced at detecting product damage, defects, missing products and over or underfilled packages.  

Typically, food producers don’t have the time, the capability, the access to multiple idle detection machines or the floor space required to thoroughly test and inspect product when contamination or nonconformity is suspected. That’s why they look to an off-site solutions provider to quickly evaluate, identify contaminants, remove the problematic packages and return the “good” product back to continue on its distribution journey.

PASS inspection capabilities cover a broad range of metal, glass, plastic or paper packaging types. Products can be inspected automatically or manually using a variety of equipment at the customer’s facility or at one of our inspection facilities. The PASS program guarantees rapid turnaround of products, and expert packaging professionals ensure that products are repacked the same way as they are at the original food manufacturing plant.

In order to support diverse customer geographies in the U.S. and Europe, Thermo Fisher Scientific has PASS facilities in Houston, Texas, Chicago, Illinois and in Rugby, Warwickshire.

For more information, please click on the PASS link at www.thermoscientific.com/foodsafetyinsider.