New Detectable Markers Make Food Safer to Produce
Halve the chance of plastic contaminated food by using Detectamet’s one piece detectable markers. Food safe marker inks have been put into 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 plastic contamination risks are reduced.
Write-and-retract detectable marker pens were launched by Detectamet 24 months ago. They contain permanent or write-on/wipe-off coloured inks. Highlighter re-fills were then offered to save waste. This new marker uses special inks that are safe to use for marking meat carcases or other foods such as cheese rinds.
James Chrismas Detectamet’s MD explained, “A few months ago a technical manager in a large abattoir tried our one piece retractable marker for permanent writing on boxes to help prevent marker pen caps from 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,” James explained, “and our new retractable food safe ink markers are the result.”
They are supplied in a food visible blue housing and the user can choose the special type of ink for writing on meat carcases or writing on other food, for example cheese. Both ink types can be chosen with either red or blue coloured ink. 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 fulfill the requirements for safe contact with food under EU and US regulations. For more information contact james.chrismas at detectamet.com.
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