Metal Contamination

Contaminated food in 2018 has been reported in four cases by the UK Food Standards Agency because of the existent on contaminant metals.  This compared with six alerts in 2017.  All four cases relate to food products that have either reached or have the potential to reach the consumer. Metal Contaminated Food Warnings 2018 The four cases…

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Magnetic Separator

Inspecting Magnet Strength Bunting engineers have conducted a thorough review of all the Magnetic Separators installed at the Jordans Dorset Ryvita plant in Poole, Dorset.  The magnetic separator audit was completed over three days, including attending site on Saturday to prevent any loss in production. Jordans Dorset Ryvita has a strong heritage of making whole…

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Orange Juice

Export Success to Fruit Juice Industry in Spain In the past 18 months, Bunting has manufactured and supplied 15 Magnetic Liquid Filters to citrus juice producers in Spain.  The magnetic separators are used to capture and remove fine iron from the juice. Need for Magnetic Separator Protection Fine iron is commonly found in most food processes including…

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Metal Contamination

Announcing Metal Contamination Food Safety Alert On the 28th July 2018, the UK Food Standards Agency released a food alert announcing ‘Tereos UK recalls Granulated Sugar due to the presence of small metal pieces‘.  This is the third report of metal being found in food reaching the consumer in 2018 after six metal contamination alerts in…

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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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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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Craft Beer

Magnetic Separators & 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 the taste of…

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Neodymium Magnet Damage From High Temperatures If a Neodymium Rare Earth Tube Magnet is put into a red-hot fire, then it would not be surprising if the magnetic properties are destroyed.  However, what if the same Tube Magnet is just exposed to steam being flushed through a pipeline system to clean the pipes? Tube Magnets…

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Magnetic Separator Ensuring Food Safety There are a lot of negative Food Safety reports about metal being found in food (e.g. Morrisons’ Green Beans, Sainsbury’s Bread), but there is also a great deal of good practice. Whilst undertaking an annual Magnetic Separation Survey at a rice processing factory, we were able to see the importance…

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Record Sales for In Line Magnets in 2016 A record 28 Pneumatic In-Line Magnets (PIMs) have been supplied to a major global Baby Food products company in Germany.  The Magnetic Separators are installed into food processing lines to attract and remove any magnetically susceptible materials. Metal is commonly found in food during processing.  The metal…

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