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Picking-up on foreign body contaminants

20 April 2018

Freaks of Nature launched its plant based desserts, which are all free from eggs, dairy, gluten and soya, with Tesco in April 2017. To ensure that the products leaving the facility would be fit and safe to consume, and to help as the company worked towards BRC approval, David Ditch, technical manager at Freaks of Nature, set about implementing food safety procedures. 

He spoke to BST Detectable Products to discuss operational and contaminant control requirements and the importance of using metal detectable products in the factory, as well has having metal detection procedures across the factory.

The site utilises a Prisma metal detection system, which as well as metallic contaminants, can detect BST Detectapen’s, paper traceability tags, box fragments, clipboard fragments, cable ties, sampling spoon fragments and fragments of other detectable equipment supplied by BST Detectable Products. The use of such detectable equipment ensures due diligence in the prevention of foreign body contamination. Vital in light of the fact that such contamination caused 104 recorded incidents in the UK from April 2016 – April 2017 (FSA) and represented 5% of overall incidents.

By working together BST and Freaks of Nature were able to identify and address foreign body risks within the plant. Ditch said: “Knowing that you have trustworthy detectable products and the support of the company you deal with is essential. We routinely test every detectable product as soon as we receive it to ensure detection performance before it is used in the factory”.

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