Biometic’s Mito for the Cannery Industry: From Jars with Glass Fragments on the Bottom to Filling Detection. Discover how Mito performs In-line 3D X-ray Scans of Canned Products.
Food preserves enclose the flavors and fragrances, allowing us to enjoy the freshness of vegetables, the sweetness of fruit, and the taste of land and sea at any time of the year.
In the last few years, there has been an increase in the purchase of processed products, including canned food. Affecting the increase in consumption are several factors, such as affordable prices, wide product selection, and convenience of consumption. In response to these market needs, many companies in the canning industry have increased their production and launched new products. Jams, pickles, tomato puree, vegetable and animal preserves – all traditional products that for consumers are as practical and convenient in economic terms as they are dangerous to their health.
And the producer of canned food is also responsible for the packaging, not only for the production process and the quality of raw materials. Jars of tuna with glass fragments on the bottom, jars of olives in brine with the presence of stones, jars of ready-made sauces closed by capsules with a flip but without vacuum with the possibility of mold and botulinum toxins are just some of the problems that occur in food preservation. To solve these problems, producers of this sector rely on Mito, Biometic’s effective solution for 3D in-line X-ray inspection of products.
Getting a well-preserved product with the right filling level and proper sealing is just one of the challenges that canning producers face every day. It could be a jar of ready-made sauce or jam that has lost its vacuum or from an animal preserve with an uneven ratio of meat to gelatin.
Offering a product of the highest food safety and quality to consumers, especially to children in the case of baby food, is very important. It only takes a few incorrectly processed products to be forced to deal with product recalls and the loss of loyal consumers.
One of the risks most feared by canned food producers is that their products are contaminated by foreign bodies such as metal, plastic, glass, stone, nails, or bones. Possible contamination causes are poor quality raw materials, insufficient processing of natural products, incorrect product control procedures, and human error in general. Risks of biological or chemical contamination linked to production accidents are also not uncommon such as jars of olives in brine with stones, jars of homogenized food, or canned animals with glass splinters on the bottom, fragments of bone or plastic.
Damaged production machinery and food safety problems with the consequent risk of choking are other challenges that the canning sector has to face. All this leads to financial losses for the recall of the contaminated product already distributed, damage to the brand image, and difficulties in marketing the brand products with large-scale retail trade and consumers.
By integrating Mito, Biometic’s X-ray inspection system with three-dimensional scanning technology and artificial intelligence, into your line, you will be able to identify foreign bodies and determine the quality of your products.
Compared to a conventional X-ray inspection device, Mito performs internal and external food analysis with the non-destructive investigation. It analyzes the internal structures and components of the product without altering its characteristics. And that’s not the only reason why many food manufacturers choose Mito. Biometic’s three-dimensional X-ray scanning technology provides more accurate and stringent in-line safety and quality checks with fewer errors and waste than traditional X-ray inspection systems.
For example, Mito helps manufacturers in the canning industry by detecting foreign objects, such as bone fragments, glass, or plastic, and defective sealings of products.
Thanks to real-time 3D scanning technology, Mito not only allows you to guarantee your customers safe, foreign body-free food preserves of various formats but also of high quality:
To ensure the high quality of your products and our services, we provide you with our company know-how and our free consulting services to choose together the best Biometic solution for your food inspection needs.
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