IMPLEMENTING DETECTABLE PRODUCTS - WHITE PAPER MARKET-LEADING BAGGING SOLUTIONS Longopac is an innovative way to store waste and package products, by using a tube of plastic rather than a bag. The Longopac ranges include stands manufactured from durable polypropylene, stainless steel and a metal detectable material designed specifically 22 JULY 2017 for the food manufacturing sectors. Cassettes are up to 110m long and are available in six colours, food grade and compostable. Any spillage pulls through to the next bag, and the operator has no contact with the waste, with the bag always 100% full Longopac is one of the most hygienic and efficient bagging solutions on the market. The smarter way to bag waste FREEPHONE: 0800 342 3177 WEB:www.longopac.co.nz FT335 NITRILE GLOVE RANGE STRONG IN GRIP GRIPPAZ™ is an innovative and dynamic range of nitrile gloves that are designed to meet the everyday demands of the industrial and domestic workplace. Designed to embrace the challenges most nitrile gloves face, the range has a unique patented design and offers the user strength and grip without sacrificing dexterity. Because GRIPPAZ™ are ambidextrous, users don’t have to split a pair to replace a damaged or misplaced glove. The cuff is beaded and designed so it doesn’t slip down in use, and can easily be worn under over-sleeves. GRIPPAZ™ are ergonomically designed not only for wet and oily grip on the outside, but also to reduce hand slippage on the inside, creating a unique double-sided fishscale grip pattern that gives the user the grip needed. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org FOREIGN MATTER DETECTION Making plastics detectable: The vast majority of standard plastics are not detectable by either metal or x-ray detection systems used in the food industry. Special polymers and fine metal elements have been developed and incorporated into the plastic to make them both metal and x-ray visible. Metal detectors work on the principles of magnetism and conductivity to 'trigger' whereas x-ray systems work on principles of density. How to find detectable contaminants: This starts with having a suitable inspection system. This may vary depending on your facility design and food being processed. Magnetic extraction can be used on liquid to viscous food products. In these cases, strong magnets will attract metal particles which have found their way into the product. It is a requirement to have a metal detector and/or an x-ray machine on the production line at, near or after the packing phase of the production process. It is important to implement detectable plastics / consumables in the food production facility. How small a foreign object can be detected: This will depend on many variables. Pieces of equipment made from detectable plastics that drop into a food processing machine will no doubt get broken into smaller pieces. Thus, it is critical to use detectable products that are made from highly impact-proof, shatter-resistant plastics, such as Wells – BST Detectable products. All detectable plastics in whole or in part are detectable but there is a minimum size at which detection will occur. This is affected by the packaging and food stuff. If your metal detector is calibrated to test and reject a 2mm ferrous test piece, then the size of the plastic or metal contamination will have to be large enough, have enough density or metal content to meet the calibration test standard. How detectable is the plastic material products are made from: Detectable plastics are made from complex formulas and compounds. BS Teasdale (represented by Wells Hygiene in AUS and NZ) have one of the most detectable plastic compounds available, called X-Detect 2.0. This plastic has special features critical to food processing. These features include: • Electromagnetically detectable • X-Ray visible • Shatter resistant and impact proof • Bright colour coding for area application or visual detection • FDA / EU food grade approved • Migration tested. To ensure detection of these plastic products, it’s important to check the following factors: • Calibration of metal or x-ray detector • Type of food product on production line • Whether detection equipment is located pre-or-post wrapping and packing • Size of the plastic particle that has entered the process. It is always advisable to perform your own trials in conjunction with appropriate technical resources to confirm your detection process works. It is virtually impossible to eliminate all possible foreign object risks, but that being said, it is essential to implement a documented and validated risk management process using approved products. Contact Wells (09) 263 9332 or email@example.com or go to wellshygiene.co.nz.
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