InspX Announces Comprehensive Best Practices For Baby Food Inspection

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X-Ray Inspection of Baby Food Helps Insure High Quality

InspX is pleased to announce the development of best practices for the inspection of baby food, which have been developed after months of testing in the company’s state of the art engineering facility. Baby food can represent a particularly challenging application as it is often heterogeneous in nature (i.e. there are often bits of fruit or other food embedded in a smooth paste) and there can be a wide range of potential foreign material contaminants including stainless steel and glass. Baby food also comes in several types of containers including glass jars and foil pouches. X-Ray is the only inspection technology that can find this wide range of foreign material contaminants in the relevant containers.

To ensure superior X-Ray inspection performance, it is critical to set the machine up for maximum sensitivity in the areas most likely to harbor foreign material contaminants. In liquid baby food, the bottom of the container is the most significant risk; however in more viscous product all parts of the container must be thoroughly inspected. Furthermore, it is essential to maintain a frequent challenge program that verifies that the inspection equipment is capable of repeatedly detecting the desired contaminants. Only certified challenge pieces should be used as they achieve the most consistent testing results. Finally, QA challenge test procedures should be audited by your X-Ray machine manufacturer to ensure that they are accurately testing the machine to its full level of capability.

Please see your Peco Controls or InspX sales representative for more information about X-Ray inspection best practices for baby food and other products.

About Peco Controls and InspX LLC

Peco Controls and InspX LLC are leading providers of advanced technology inspection solutions for the food and beverage industries. With headquarters in Fremont, CA, the company serves customers around the world and inspects over 120 million food and beverage containers daily. The company specializes in accurate high speed package inspection in machines that are easy to use with a low cost of ownership.

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