Metal Detectable Scoops and Bag Clips Reduce Contamination Risks

The new plastic clip and scoops from Detectamet are metal detectable to give food producers extra protection. If they fall into equipment and break up then the fragments are visible to the metal detector systems.

York, United Kingdom, August 14, 2013 --( The first of the two new products from Detectamet is a fully detectable large straight clip that is designed to re-seal large bags or sacks used in the food industry to contain ingredients. It is easy to close and open and is coloured dark blue. It has a generous sealing length of 320mm (12½”).

Imagine the situation where a forgetful worker opens a part sack of flour and pours it into a mixer and doesn’t realise that the bag clip has also dropped in. In minutes the clip may be ground to bits and incorporated in the finished cupcakes. Modern food safety conscious food processing companies now use detection systems to carry out final checks on their finished product. The pieces of plastic can be detected by these machines and the contaminated cupcakes can be detected and sent into the reject bin.

The plastic meets the requirement of EU and US regulations for food contact, and it will continue to do its job at temperatures as low as -50°C / -58°F. This means that the clips can be used to seal sacks or large bags of product or partly used ingredients that are to be stored in the deepest of deep freeze stores as well as at ambient temperatures.

For companies that dispense their dry goods by the scoop rather than by the part sack full, Detectamet has launched a brand new range of food scoops. They are made from the company’s detectable high impact polypropylene and are available in three sizes of 250ml (8.8 fluid ounces), 500ml (17.6oz) and 1000ml (35.2oz). The scoops have been designed to satisfy the special needs of some major international customers.

The scoops have inner graduation marking for easy measurements when dispensing ingredients such as flour and sugar. The handle offers a sturdy, comfortable grip and with a hole for hanging and easy storage.

Each scoop has its size stamped on the handle for instant recognition and the flat bottoms allow them to safely sit flat on counter tops and tables and can be stacked easily when not in use.

The small scoop is marked in 50ml and in 2oz increments, the medium is marked in 100ml and in 3oz increments and the large scoop measures in 200ml and in 5oz increments.

The one piece manufacture means that these easy to clean scoops offer due diligence solutions to cleaning risks and the detectability greatly reduces the risk of product contamination when post production detection systems are installed.

The plastic has been approved for contact with food according to the requirements of the US and EU standards.
Sean Smith
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