Food

59 Pastry Products Potentially Contaminated with Metal

Tesco, Aldi and Nisa Recall Pastry Product Due to Potential Metal Contamination On the 2nd June 2018, the Food Standards Agency announced that the Addo Food Group was recalling batches of chilled pastry products, including sausage rolls, pasties, pastry pies and slices because of potential contamination with small pieces of metal wire.  This is the latest…

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3 Magnet Audits Conducted For Food Safety

Testing Magnetic Separators in Food Processing Plants In one week, we have conducted Magnetic Separation Audits at three separate UK food processing plants.  The audits form part of the quality management system of each company and are used for both internal and external food quality and safety assessments. A Magnetic Separation Audit involves the physical…

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6 Metal in Food Safety Scares in 2017

UK Food Standards Agency Reports 6 Metal-in-Food Problems in 2017 Six warnings of UK food being contaminated with metal fragments were reported by the UK Food Standards Agency in 2017.  The food safety warnings ranged from sweets to meat products. Metal In Food Safety Warnings 2017 Greencore recalled various brands of Chicken and Bacon Caesar…

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Fish Cakes Contaminated with Metal

Metal Contamination

Youngs Seafood Recalls Metal and Plastic Contaminated Fish Cakes  In February 2018, Young’s Seafood Ltd recalled its Chip Shop Fish Cakes 6 pack due to the possible presence of pieces of metal and plastic in some packs.  The presence of metal and plastic makes this product unsafe to eat and presents a safety risk. The affected product…

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42 In Line Magnets Ensure Baby Food Is Metal Free

Magnetic Separators Remove Metal During Baby Food Production A Baby Food producer based in Germany has purchased a further 14 In Line Magnetic Separators to guarantee a metal-free product.  The latest 14 In Line Magnetic Separators are in additional to 28 already supplied and installed as they equip their food manufacturing plants across Europe. In…

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Our 2017 Review

A Look Back at Our News & Blogs from 2017 2017 has been another busy and exciting time for Bunting Magnetics Europe with some great news stories.  In this blog we look back at the past 12 months and review the stories that hit our headlines. January We started the year by announcing that Bunting…

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Getting Metal Out of Beer

Craft Beer

Ideal Locations for Magnetic Separators and Metal Detectors in a Brewery Thankfully, it is very unlikely that you will ever find a piece of metal in your glass of beer.  However, when tramp metal in the form of screws and nails is accidentally introduced during the brewing process, it damages processing equipment and can even affect…

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The Challenges of Removing Fine Iron from Bulk Powders

Pigments In India

Magnetic Separators Designed for Processing Bulk Powders Removing metal contamination when the tramp metal and material is granular is far more straightforward than when in a powder form.  To determine the best solution to remove fine iron contamination from bulk powders, it is necessary to have a good understanding of the way the fine materials…

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Cases of Metal Found In Food

A Food Safety Nightmare To mark the start of the UK’s Food Safety Week (19th – 23rd June 2017), we are looking at recent cases where there has been an issue with food safety with specific reference to metal contamination. Metal contamination is commonly found in foods as they are being processed.  Metal can be introduced…

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Getting Metal Out of Processed Vegetables

Metal Contamination

Ideal Locations for Magnetic Separators and Metal Detectors in a Vegetable Processing Plant Processed vegetables are a vital part of the food chain.  Tens of thousands of bags of pre-cut carrots and freshly prepared kale are bought in supermarkets daily.  Frozen vegetables have been very popular since Clarence Birdseye invented the quick freezing method in 1924.  Also,…

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