All White Papers

White Papers

What are the Benefits of Fat Analysis to Meat Processors?

Meat processors across the globe are increasingly relying on Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) technology to measure the chemical lean of meat trimmings and ground beef.

This white paper explores how DEXA can help meat processors to secure the best value and save costs in this fiercely-competitive international marketplace.

Go to the Eagle website

Can You Guarantee Your Chemical Lean Values?

Meat analysis has advanced. Fast and accurate Chemical Lean (CL) measurement – analysing the fat content of meat products – is increasingly important to meat processors.

This paper is essential reading for anyone involved in the production or processing of meat.

Go to the Eagle website

Improving the Safety of Pumped Food Products

X-ray is a popular tool for pumped food inspection because the accuracy of contaminant detection is highly improved by product homogeneity.

This white paper begins to explain the factors that affect the sensitivity of food x-ray inspection, it’s effectiveness at different points on the production line and suitability for processed and pumped foods prior to final packaging.

Go to the Mettler-Toledo website

How Safe is X-Ray Inspection of Food?

People are right to be wary of radiation, but that doesn’t mean they should be concerned by the use of x-rays in food inspection.

The use of x-ray inspection equipment is both highly regulated and increasingly common; this white paper assesses the safety of x-ray inspection of food.

Go to the Mettler-Toledo website

Read more about how x-ray inspection does not harm food in our FAQs.

Achieving Global Certification in Food Safety & Quality

Consumers and governments worldwide are increasingly concerned about unsafe food. This fuels tough new standards, legislation and regulations, but which certification is right for you?

Food manufacturers need to demonstrate commitment yet the global food safety regulation landscape can be confusing.

This paper discusses four of the most frequently used global standards including GFSI accepted standards, and how they compare for your industry. It also includes a sample audit procedure and considers current food safety and quality trends.

Go to the Mettler-Toledo website

How to Prevent Product Recalls

As production speeds increase, so does the risk of defective products reaching retailer shelves. A product recall is a huge financial risk that can be often be avoided with proper planning and equipment for product quality control.

This white paper covers the reasons and potential costs of a recall as well as best practice to minimise risk.

Go to the Mettler-Toledo website

Calculating the Total Cost of Ownership for X-ray Inspection Equipment

Thiss white paper is designed to help manufacturers to understand the longer-term benefits of installing x-ray inspection equipment and the importance of calculating the potential savings of such an investment.

For many companies, the customised inspection service provided by AIS will offer a better value alternative for quality assurance and the prevention of product recalls, and we will be happy to provide you unbiased aid in this assessment.

Go to the Mettler-Toledo website

Identification of Physical Contaminants (“Foreign Bodies”)

Pinpointing the stage in the food chain at which contamination took place can require skilled detective work. Was it deliberate or accidental?

This factsheet by CampdenBRI – specialists in science and technology for the food and drink industry – concentrates on identification of foreign bodies once they are found.

Go to the CampdenBRI website

How Do X-Ray Systems Find Contaminants?

What are the main components and operating principles of an x-ray inspection system?

This white paper explains how specialist x-ray equipment can be highly efficient to detect typical contaminants at various stages of the production process.

Go to the Mettler-Toledo website

Reasons for an X-Ray Inspection Programme

There is currently no legal requirement for food and pharmaceutical manufacturers to implement an x-ray inspection programme, however the benefits will far outweigh the financial investment.

The potential costs of failure involve product and packaging waste, damaged machinery and loss of output. The costs of an eventual product recall could easily escalate.

This white paper justifies implementation of a well-designed x-ray inspection programme – from protecting profitability, consumer welfare and brand reputation to ensuring product quality plus assisting in compliance and due diligence defence.

Go to the Mettler-Toledo website

X-Ray Inspection: More Than Just Contamination Detection

The potential of modern x-ray inspection systems goes way beyond foreign body detection, giving manufacturers a powerful tool to enforce quality control and product integrity.

X-ray systems – the “Multi-tasking Defenders of Product Quality” – can detect integrity faults before goods leave the factory as well as perform several quality checks simultaneously at high speed: measuring mass, counting components, monitoring fill levels and checking for damaged packaging
This white paper provides an overview of how x-ray inspection works and takes a more in-depth look at several inspection tasks.

Go to the Mettler-Toledo website