3D X-Ray Food Inspection of Sweets and Confectionery Products

Biometic’s Mito for the Confectionery Industry: Find out how Mito can meet the Food Inspection and Safety Needs for Ice Creams, Sweets, and Bakery Products.

The Inspection Needs of the Sweets and Confectionery Industry

Protect Brand Reputation and Eliminate Waste

Sweets play an important role in our diet, a little vice we allow ourselves to break the daily routine. On the one hand, this has led to an important development in demand for high-quality products, but on the other hand, and at the same time, to significant growth in competition. The largest market research platforms, such as Data Bridge, predict that the global confectionery market will have an annual growth rate, between 2021 and 2028, of 3.15%. 

Retaining customers has become an essential part of the company’s business strategy. It is known that satisfied customers are the primary ambassadors of a brand. That’s why food manufacturers need to ensure that products reach the consumer in optimal condition, safe, and high quality. 

Thanks to the innovative features of Mito, an in-line 3D X-ray inspection system, it is possible, for example, to check the exact number of products inside a package, detect missing ingredients, such as a hazelnut in a praline, or analyze the distribution and quantity of the filling or chocolate drippings.

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Food Quality Requirements for the Sweets and Confectionery Industry

Quality Characteristics of Sweets and Confectionery Products

Getting a product with an evenly distributed filling, all the ingredients present, and the perfect pour is just one of the challenges food manufacturers face every day. It could be a box of chocolates with missing products or an ice cream with poorly distributed variegation. 

Therefore, it is essential to ensure the quality of products, eliminating those that are defective, damaged, or deformed, and verifying the correct dosage of ingredients. This attention, above all, translates into improved consumer satisfaction and savings on processing materials and/or products in a package.

Food Safety Requirements for the Sweets and Confectionery Industry

Foreign Bodies in Sweets and Confectionery Products

Sweets are a moment of pleasure in people’s daily life for the sensations they give: a small, perfect break from everything. However, there is a risk of contaminants. Foreign bodies can alter the mixture of ingredients or the materials with which foods of the sweets and confectionery sector are produced. Some of the most common include metal, glass, or stone fragments. It is not uncommon for raw materials to contain stones that damage machinery or stainless steel fragments that end up in dough or product packaging. 

As a result, the sweets and confectionery industry is among the most susceptible to consumer complaints leading to financial losses due to the handling of product recalls, brand image damage, and termination of brand purchases by mass retailers and consumers. 

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By integrating Mito, Biometic’s in-line 3D X-ray inspection system with 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 analysis. It sees the internal structures and components of the product without altering its characteristics. And that’s not the only reason many food manufacturers choose Mito. Biometic’s three-dimensional X-ray scanning technology results in 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 sweets and confectionery industry by detecting products with inconsistent chocolate coating, missing ingredients or products, and foreign objects such as aluminum fragments.

How we make Sweets and Confectionery Products safe and of high-quality

Possible Scan Results

Thanks to real-time 3D scanning technology, Mito not only allows you to guarantee your customers safe, foreign body-free sweets and confectionery products, but also high quality:

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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.

Contact us now with no obligation and find out how we can help you to grow your business.

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