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Food inspector radiation detector

25 March 2013

Kromek, a UK based platform technology company, is launching Food Inspector radiation detector for the food industry that checks food is safe for consumption. 

The product is said to be a unique high-performance monitor for detecting the presence of radioactive contaminants in solid foods and liquids that, according to the company, is quick, reliable and precise.

It uses Kromek's advanced UltraShield detector technology to distinguish between manmade hazardous radiation sources in the environment (such as those from the Fukushima disaster) and typical background radiation.

Food Inspector differs from competitor products through its ability to shield the food being tested from typical background radiation meaning it provides more accurate and faster readings for supplier and retail outlets. Using touchscreen technology, it also offers the first highly user-friendly software interface making it intuitive to use with little training required.

In comparison, due to their complexity, existing competitor products tend to be used predominantly by scientists in laboratories. Sample measurement is said to take less than five minutes. When the measurement is complete, a simple display of the measured levels of radiation in the food is displayed on-screen.
 


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