How to Meet Retailer Testing Requirements

Guidance on testing conveyorized metal detection systems to satisfy future audits

When it comes to contamination detection, food producers can face a number of challenges to meet retailer testing requirements, especially in the testing of metal detectors. 

In this webinar, we aim to reduce the confusion around testing conveyorized metal detectors and explain how a modern metal detection system really can streamline your testing practices.

We will discuss and demonstrate the different types of tests used and show how digital record keeping can make the audit process more efficient for everyone. We will cover:

  • Components of metal detector systems that support compliance goals
  • Different types of test (standard, memory, consecutive and big ball tests)
  • Guidance on digital documentation, storage and recording of test results
  • Future trends for metal detection system test records in the food & beverage industry

If the above topic sounds familiar and you have been struggling to understand the requirements, this webinar is for you. 

Globally Applied Testing Requirements for Metal Detection Systems

Metal detection equipment fulfills an essential role in supporting compliance with industry standards, legislation and regulations. When supplying large retailers, many brand owners have stringent metal detection policies and procedures that their suppliers must follow to be an accredited supplier.

Many suppliers struggle to meet the needs of retailers, especially when it comes to testing in-line conveyorized metal detection systems. This includes the procedures for documenting and storing the results to meet future audit requirements.

There are many and varied testing requirements (e.g. single pack, three pack consecutive test, five pack memory test, big ball test, etc.) that can be encountered by food producers when supplying big retailers and each one should be efficiently undertaken.

The logging and storing of test results to support audit compliance should be documented in order to demonstrate due diligence. Specific quality management software designed to keep pace with future food safety digitalization requirements allows users to automatically record and store the results in a single, online location. This type of software enables immediate access to data required to support compliance with national and international laws/standards to facilitate the fulfilment of retailer audits.


How to Meet Retailer Testing Requirements
Paul Holdship: Market Manager

Paul Holdship
Market Manager


How to Meet Retailer Testing Requirements
Robert Stevens: Market Manager METTLER TOLEDO Safeline

Robert Stevens
Market Manager