Metal Contamination

A UK Food Standards Agency food alert reports that UK supermarket-chain EH Booths has recalled British-produced Corned Beef as it may contain metal pieces.  The agency states that ‘the presence of metal makes this product unsafe to eat and presents a safety risk’.  The recalled Corned Beef is the 3-slice 100g pack with a use-by date…

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Halva

The UK Food Standards Agency reported that Monolith (UK) recalled Halva due to the possibility of containing small pieces of metal.  Monolith (UK) is a cash and carry wholesaler based in Barking, UK.  The Halva product is produced by Ukraine-based Zolotoi Vek and imported for sale in the United Kingdom.  The recalled Halva product is…

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In Line Magnets

Bunting Magnetics is exhibiting a range of metal contamination solutions on stand A029 at the VICTAM 2019 International exhibition (Cologne, Germany June 12 – 14).  The range of Magnetic Separators and Metal Detectors both identify and capture problematic metal that is potentially dangerous to animals and also causes explosions. Metal contamination is a common problem…

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Oat Milk

Potential presence of metal pieces has caused the Food Standards Agency UK to issue a food alert relating to Oatly UK’s Oatly Oat Drink Whole.  The Agency states that ‘the presence of metal makes this product unsafe to drink and presents a safety risk’.  Otaly UK Limited has recalled the specific date coded 1 Litre…

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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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Bunting Provide Technical Support at Two Overseas Shows Local representative Tekemas has exhibited at two Autumn international trade shows in 2018.  The equipment displayed on their stands included a selection of Magnetic Separators.  Both exhibitions proved to be successful, with leads for both magnetic separation and metal detection equipment. Tekemas is based in Rodovre, Denmark and specialises in providing solutions…

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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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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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The Nightmare of Metal Contaminated Food On Friday 21st April 2017, UK supermarket giant Morrisons was faced with a ‘Metal In Food’ health scare.  As reported by the BBC and others, two customers found the metal in packets of the vegetables in Manchester and Glasgow stores. The Food Standards Agency issued a warning for the…

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