White Paper

How Safe is X-ray Inspection of Food?

White Paper

White Paper debunks popular myths about x-ray inspection of food

How Safe is X-ray Inspection of Food?
How Safe is X-ray Inspection of Food?

This popular white paper 'How Safe is X-ray Inspection of Food' has been updated and can be downloaded free of charge. It delivers some astonishing facts about this popular choice of product inspection.

Fears about X-ray Inspection of Food
This paper is essential reading for any food manufacturer with reservations about adopting x-ray inspection, especially those concerned about staff objecting to working with x-rays and consumers switching to competing brands.

The paper addresses some key questions for food manufacturers, including:·        

  • Why use x-rays to inspect food?
  • Do x-rays affect the safety, flavour, texture and nutritional value of food?
  • What's the difference between food inspection and food irradiation?
  • What's the difference between x-ray radiation and radioactivity? And
  • How safe are x-ray systems used in the food industry?


X-ray Inspection for Food Manufacturers

X-ray inspection technology has become widely used in the food and beverage manufacturing industries around the world over the past few decades. It is used as a means of detecting physical contamination, such as metal, glass shards, mineral stones and calcified bone, as well as checking portion control, seal integrity and other packaging defects. Such inspection plays a vital role in ensuring compliance with a range of food safety legislation.