3D X-ray Food Inspection of Frozen Products and Ready Meals

Biometic’s Mito is a Unique System for Ready Meals and Frozen Foods as it performs not only Food Safety Inspection but also Quality Control.

The Inspection Needs of the Frozen Food and Ready Meals Industry

Protect Brand Reputation and Eliminate Waste

Modern lifestyles and consumer demands have led to rapid growth in the market for frozen products and ready meals. Pizza, pasta, meat, and fish – frozen products and ready meals that can be heated in the oven or microwave are becoming increasingly popular among consumers. Whether it’s because they’re short on time, want to make sure they look good when they have guests over for dinner, or want to enjoy a tasty meal on their own anytime. 

If we look at consumer behavior, we see a tendency to choose safe, high-quality, and healthy products. This is why food manufacturers in this sector feel the pressure to produce frozen products and ready meals of various types and flavors, with the right number and positioning of ingredients, but guaranteeing the same level of a fresh, high-quality product.

We at Biometic have taken on board the growing need of food companies to have inspection systems for safety and quality controls in-line. That’s why we have created Mito, a unique solution for the food industry that performs food safety control and food quality controls.

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Food Quality Requirements for the Frozen Food and Ready Meals Industry

Quality Characteristics of Frozen Products and Ready Meals

Checking for proper ingredient distribution is just one the challenges frozen food and ready meal companies face every day. It could be tortellini with a missing filling, a pre-fried vegetable stick with a poorly attached topping, or a frozen pizza with missing ingredients.

Assessing all aspects of product food quality to the best of your ability leads to satisfied consumers and a stronger brand image. And in the frozen food and ready meals industry, where consumer expectations are very high, it is essential to offer a top-quality product at an optimized selling price. In fact, it doesn’t take much to be forced to deal with a series of complaints from dissatisfied customers.

Food Safety Requirements for the Frozen Food and Ready Meals Industry

Foreign Bodies in Frozen Products and Ready Meals

The main cause for which frozen products and ready meals suffer complaints are foreign objects. Some of the most common include metal, plastic, glass, and stone fragments. The introduction of physical contaminants into ready meals and frozen products has multiple causes that can be traced primarily to the complex preparation and packaging processes, the many ingredients and products required for preparation, and the quality of the raw materials. For frozen products and ready meals, contaminants are even more worrying because they are often consumed directly from the package. Needless to say, a recall of the distributed product is necessary.

To prevent consumers from the risk of injuries, which can lead to suffocation, the producer must be sure that frozen products and packaged ready meals are free from any physical contaminant. The distribution of a product containing contaminants causes financial losses for the recall of the contaminated product already distributed, image damage for the brand, and subsequent difficulties in marketing the brand’s products with large-scale distribution and consumers.

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IN-LINE 3D X-RAY SCANNER

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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 producers of frozen products and ready meals by detecting bags of frozen chicken nuggets contaminated with foreign bodies such as plastic pieces or bones, but also tortellini with missing filling and packages of pre-fried and frozen products with missing pieces.

How we make Frozen Products and Ready Meals 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 frozen products and ready meals, 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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