Foreign material control is imperative in food processing, so creating the right culture, setting high expectations, and developing strong detection capabilities are key.
A strong culture of cross-functional teams engaged in problem solving at the plant level supports a consistent focus on foreign material prevention.
A new approach for significantly improving detection probabilities and reducing the need for manual verification of foreign material contamination of food products is described.
Foreign material is introduced in two ways: via raw materials and internally by the production process. They offer different challenges and require specific strategies to address them.
Most physical contaminants of foods, such as pieces of hard plastic or wood, can cause consumers immediate injury; this includes all types of foods, including beverages, bottled water, and nutritional and functional products.
Foreign material can be a difficult and costly issue in food manufacturing.
Materials such as glass, metal, wood, plastic, bone, rocks and others are among those that the industry works very hard to keep out of raw materials, ingredients and finished goods.
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The success of the implementation and completion of a corrective action plan must be verified through follow-up, which may include testing.
The food microscopist charged with the laboratory identification of foreign bodies reported from food products will have to use a wide range of techniques in this work.
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Wendy’s first line of defense is their quality systems in place at each processing plant and a trained workforce and a system that alerts them to possible presence of foreign materials.
There are numerous techniques available to screen materials for the presence of extraneous matter.
Ample technology exists for the detection of foreign material in foodstuffs to ensure food safety, which should be complemented by quality control practices.
Foreign materials in foods are a real concern to the food processor, particularly as an important factor in the effective implementation of the company's food safety program.
Foreign material such as glass, wood, metal, fruit pits, bone or stones have the potential to cause injury.
There is no doubt that product safety devices…have helped make the food and beverage industry safer.
Standardized practices and procedures are the backbone of a laboratory and ensure consistent and reliable results.