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Detectamet Retractable Food Safe Markers Halve the Risk of Producing Contaminated Food

Simple logic tells you that a loose lidded marker pen is twice as likely to cause contamination of food when compared with Detectamet’s retractable marker that has no lid. When that pen is both metal and X-Ray detectable the risk is even less. That makes this new pen very attractive for industries where food safe markers are needed.

York, United Kingdom, July 15, 2015 --( It is now simple to halve the risk of producing meat and food products contaminated with plastic. Food safe marker pens that were once supplied with a loose lid are now available from Detectamet as a one piece item. The company has put food safe direct marker inks in a patented retractable housing so that a potential source of contamination can be removed from the processing area. Furthermore the one piece housing is made from Detectamet’s metal and X-ray detectable plastic so that the risk of plastic contaminated products is even less.

Write-and-retract detectable marker pens were launched by Detectamet eighteen months ago. They contain permanent or write-on/wipe-off coloured inks. Highlighter re-fills were then added and this new version will contain special inks that are safe to use when marking meat carcases or other foods such as cheese rind.

Sean Smith, Detectamet’s CEO explained “A technical manager in a large abattoir tried our one piece retractable marker for permanent writing on boxes to help prevent marker pen caps disappearing in his company’s products. He had used permanent markers with a loose cap and then he switched to our write-and-retract versions.”

“He immediately asked for a topless pen with a meat safe ink that he could you use to write directly onto meat” Sean explained, “and our new retractable food safe ink markers are the result.”

They are supplied in a food visible blue housing and the choice of ink type is between Food Safe and Meat Safe inks and both have options of red or blue colours. Both of the ink types are safe for marking of all food products, but the meat ink is more suitable for effectively marking the surfaces meat carcases.

The plastics and the inks have been tested to ensure that they fulfil the requirements for safe contact with food under EU and US regulations. The refills can be supplied for DIY replacements. For more information contact s.smith at
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Sean Smith
0044 (0) 1759 304200
Derrick Blunden

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