Typically when food processing companies consider reporting a recall they do think of a portable x-ray inspection machine as a preventative solutions.
I believe this is mainly because either the types of contaminants is not something gamma rays would find.
For example on December 2 2015, Food Processing Magazine reported:
A recall stemming from an E. coli scare in Costco’s chicken salad is now spanning more than a dozen states and includes products sold at major grocery chains, including Walmart, Safeway and Albertsons. The recall was actually traced back to a mixture of diced celery and onion in the chicken salad.
X-ray is not capable of finding bacteria, or other biologically contamination.
However, not all recalls are related to such dangerous hazards.
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A Food Safety News article reported on July 25, 2013 that:
Food recalls are very common. In the U.S. and Canada in the past 12 months, there have been more than 600 recalls.
For example, if you visit the United States Department of Agriculture website you will find that most recalls are for simple things like the “mis-branding of a product”.
Since the date of this writing incident 22 food processing recalls have been confirmed by the USDA.
27% of these recalls have been a result of “incorrectly labeled / misbranded product.”
Again, this is not something a portable x-ray inspection machine would solve.
However, five of the recalls which have occurs since December 2, 2015 to date are a result of “Possible Matter Contamination.”
And, this is indeed a problem x-ray testing equipment can be quite handy.
Here are just a few headlines related to this type of recall in that time:
- Winter Gardens Quality Foods, Inc. Recalls Chicken Salad Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination.
McCain Foods USA, Inc. Recalls Pork Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination.
Hormel Foods Corporation Recalls Beef Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination.
Huisken Meat Company Recalls Beef Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination.
Bellisio Foods, Inc. Recalls Boneless Pork Rib Frozen Entree Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Adulteration.
You’ll notice these recalls are related to meat and poultry products.
Other processed food items undergo recalls as well.
The FDA list the following categories for food :
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