Consumer safety has always been a primary concern for food processors. However, the recent enactment of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA) has turned the intensity up even higher. (FSMA shifts federal regulator focus from responding to food contamination issues to preventing them.)
With significant costs and penalties for non-compliance, processors will be relying, more than ever before, on the latest quality control methodologies and equipment to keep the food supply safe. Although recalls due to Listeria, E. coli and Salmonella, may be grabbing headlines, foreign object contamination is an equally important food safety issue—and an all too common occurrence.