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New White Paper Shatters Misconceptions

13 January 2012

Mettler Toledo tackles some of the most common misconceptions about x-ray inspection of food in a new white paper - How Safe is X-ray Inspection of Food?

The paper answers important questions for food manufacturers, including:
 Why use x-ray inspection?
 What are the effects of x-rays to flavours, textures and nutritional value of food?
 What is the difference between x-ray inspection and food irradiation?
 What is the difference between x-ray radiation and radioactivity?
 How safe are x-ray systems used in the food industry?

The eight-page paper explains that, with production lines getting faster and consumer expectations rising, manufacturers are under pressure to adopt high-speed and reliable methods of food inspection to ensure their products are safe. X-ray systems do just that.

The paper uses layman's terms to explain the principles behind x-ray inspection and how it can help food manufacturers comply with national and international regulations. Yes, people are right to be wary of radiation, but this white paper dispels a few myths and delivers some surprising facts.

The paper is available to download free at www.mt.com/xray-safety


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