A product recall due to poor product quality can have a large impact on food manufacturers, hitting profits and damaging brand reputation. A growing number of food safety standards worldwide demand manufacturers put in place stringent controls to prevent foreign body contamination for consumer wellbeing. In addition, elimination of product underfill is a legal requirement in many countries to protect consumers’ statutory rights. These include the use of advanced product inspection systems, such as metal detectors, x-ray systems and checkweighers on production lines.
Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection is the world's leading developer of quality control systems for the food industry. Its business units Mettler-Toledo Safeline Metal Detection and Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-ray supply advanced metal detection and x-ray inspection technology for the detection of foreign body contaminants in food. For the identification and removal of over- and underweight products from the processing line, Mettler-Toledo Garvens develops checkweighers capable of precision weighing of packaged products at high throughput speeds. Through its other business units, Mettler-Toledo CI-Vision and Pharmacontrol GMbH, the division is also a leading producer of vision inspection and serialisation solutions that enable food manufacturers to inspect packaging labelling and track their products throughout the supply chain, enhancing consumer safety and brand protection.