Just a few days ago the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced that:
“Maytag Dairy Farms is expanding its voluntary recall of “Maytag Blue” blue cheese wedges, wheels and crumbles because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.”
Last year a similar story surfaced when … “a raw milk dairy in Washington state has voluntarily recalled some of its raw milk and cream products after a recent routine test found Listeria monocytogenes bacteria in a sample of raw cream.”
Bacteria is a classic examples of a biological impact on dairy products.
For these types of contaminants x-ray is of little use.
However, when mixing of powders into liquids — like milk — a dairy food processors can face many challenges for which x-ray offer the best foreign contaminant detection options.
Example of dairy processor challenges:
- they experience longer batch times,
- they unevenly distributor the mix leading to a lumpy product,
- they have to worry about plastic and other foreign contaminants getting into the mix,
- they make a big mess leading to hazardous issues like “slip and fall”.
While industry leading equipment like Quadro manufacturers eliminates challenges 1, 2, and 4 — there is simple no way humanly possible to keep random pieces of glass, plastic, or other physical foreign substances from entering a mix or by-product.
Fortunately, there is a solutions that allows dairy product to “see that difference” between a good production run and a potentially tainted one.
It’s called Dairy Product X-Ray Inspection Service.
Check out this CXR Company case study highlighting it’s dairy product x-ray inspection service recently came to the rescue of a cheese processor.