Metal contamination in food products can be a real problem for food processing and packaging plants. If we look at modern food manufacturing processes, we see that many unit operations involve the use of metal materials such as cutting, slicing, crushing, sieving, mixing, pumping, and packing. Beyond this, metal is the standard fabrication material used in machinery, utensils, and handling equipment. When you factor in the potential risk of contamination of ingredients purchased from suppliers we see that metal contamination presents a significant challenge for food safety. While metal detection involves the application of specific technologies to detect and reject/remove metal contamination, it is not an absolute method and it is subject to variation in effectiveness and sensitivity.
Below you can find our cable ties with metal impregnated into the Nylon or Polypropylene allowing detection using metal detectors and X-ray equipment used in food processing/packaging facilities. In addition to our metal impregnated cable ties, we offer 316 stainless steel cable ties for those areas where the Nylon or Polypropylene ties will not work.
Cable Ties Unlimited is looking to expand our line of metal detectable products beyond cable ties and need your help to get us started. Please click on the survey below to let us know which products you’re currently using, besides cable ties. This may include but is not limited to: metal detectable pens/markers, metal detectable clipboards, metal detectable bandages, metal detectable PPE equipment, metal detectable gloves, metal detectable ID placards, etc...
If you have any questions or product recommendations, please feel free to call Bob Allison at 440-658-3308.