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Inspection Study
Xray vs Metal Detection

3rd Party Testing & Reporting

X-Ray Inspection

Plan Xray Technical Food Safety Centre provides 3rd party comparative reporting for standard xray vs metal detection inspection capabilities.

Food processors interested in understanding inspection performance difference between Xray and metal detection, provide their package product for comparative analysis performed at Plan Xray by a certified Xray / metal detection technician.

A comparative inspection capability report details findings based on standard CPP contaminates samples (F,NF,SS).

Inspection Study Parameters:

Individual bar and carton testing:

  • 3 different bar SKUs (high inclusions)
  • 3 different carton sizes per SKUs (9 cartons in total)
  • Tested using 3 different technologies:
    1. Metal Detection
    2. Xray – Single Energy
    3. Xray – Dual Energy
  • Total of different products and technology combinations tested: 36
  • Foreign Bodies to be tested: 10
    1. Stainless steel
    2. Glass: Low mineral
    3. Glass: High mineral
    4. Ceramic (stone analogue): Steatite
    5. Ceramic (stone analogue): Zirconia
    6. 5 customer supplied foreign body
  • Test sampling size for each foreign body: 10 (can be increased if required)
  • Foreign body placement on the product: 2 (top and bottom, 5 passes on top and 5 passes at bottom)
  • Check-weighing testing for each SKU
  • Testing speed and throughput: As per the product matrix
  • Report turnaround time: 3-4 weeks, depending on our workload (2 weeks of testing and 1-2 weeks for reporting)
  • Any deviations from the testing parameters may result in costing changes

Additional Available Foreign Body:

  • Ferrous
  • Non-Ferrous
  • Stainless Steel Wire
  • Aluminium
  • Glass: Quartz
  • Ceramic (stone analogue): Alumina Oxide
  • Porcelain
  • PTFE (Teflon)
  • Xray Detectable Acetal
  • Phantom Bones: Poultry Bones

Test reports are delivered within 10 days following receipt of client samples. Reports are certified 3rd party.

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