How Safe is X-ray Inspection of Food?

Greifensee, United Kingdom (PressExposure) February 07, 2012 -- The webinar titled 'How Safe is X-ray Inspection of Food?' is available on-demand 24/7 and can be viewed free of charge at

This on-demand webinar answers some important questions for food manufacturers, including:

• Why use x-rays to inspect food?
• What are the effects of x-rays to flavors, textures and the nutritional values of food?
• What is the difference between x-ray inspection and food irradiation?
• What is the difference between x-ray radiation and radioactivity? and
• How safe are the x-ray systems used in the food industry?

This webinar shows that bringing inspection into the food production process poses no threat to the health of production staff or to the quality of food. In fact it goes further; since x-ray inspection is so effective at detecting physical contaminants such as glass, metal, stone, bone, and high density plastic and rubber, food that has been subject to x-ray inspection is sure to be safer than food that hasn't.

The webinar begins by explaining why food manufacturers use x-ray inspection. It goes on to explain what x-rays are, and it shows that they are a normal part of everyday life. After explaining that x-ray inspection is not the same thing as food irradiation (irradiation involves doses up to ten million times more powerful than x-ray inspection), the webinar looks at the design of x-ray inspection systems.

The webinar is useful for brand managers, food technologists, production line and quality control managers, as well as HR personnel, as it reassures that x-ray inspection of food is a safe and reliable process.

About Mettler-Toledo International Inc.

METTLER TOLEDO specializes in the area of precision instruments for professional use. METTLER TOLEDO laboratory instruments are used in research, scientific, drug discovery, and quality control labs, amongst many others in the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and cosmetics industries. METTLER TOLEDO comprehensive industrial solutions cover the various steps in a host of manufacturing processes at many of the same customers that laboratory serves. Solutions range from receiving raw materials through various manufacturing processes, in-line process control and end-of-line packaging control, to logistics and shipping. Increasingly, these solutions are fully integrated into the customer's IT environment, helping automate their workflows. In food retail, our offering for fresh food management ranges from receiving and pre-packaging, to in-store solutions for self-service departments, deli counters, and checkout terminals.

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