Saw this article in the Washington Post last Sunday , regarding increasing contaminants in our meat products. This reporter came to a few conclusions:-increased production flow , maintenance, older machinery, not enough inspectors. Its a long article that could have been summarized and bullet pointed. But is this the whole story?
Speaking to industry experts at the last Pack Expo we discovered that increased production and older tools and equipment can be an issue. Most plastics, tools, and even pens have the same density of plastic as food products – meaning these are not detectable – conversion to Xray misses these items. Xray detectable plastics and tools are available : https://www.detectamet.com/. True solutions would be a combination of Xray, tools, and metal detection.