Posts Tagged ‘Metal In Food’

Metal Contaminated Vegetable Products Recalled

Metal Contamination

EH Booths has recalled various prepared vegetable products due to the presence of small pieces of metal, reports the UK Food Standards Agency.  The recalled products include Diced Red Onion; Butternut Squash and Red Onion Soup Mix, Diced White Onions, Minestrone Soup Mix and Leek and Potato Soup Mix.  The UK Food Standards Agency declares that…

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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

Magnetic Separators & Metal Detectors in 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, often-unnoticed processed vegetables…

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Temperature Effect on Rare Earth Magnetic Separators

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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Morrisons Hit by Metal In Green Beans Scare

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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