Published: 12 Aug 2008
Author: The British Retail Consortium
Publisher: The British Retail Consortium
The contamination of a product with the physical presence of something not intended to be there (a foreign body), often with the potential to cause harm, can result in issues that may include customer complaints, product wastage, and brand damage.
Any manufacturing or storage and transport business must have an effective control system to prevent product contamination by foreign bodies. This guideline focuses on the technologies behind x-ray and metal detection and promotes best practice on aspects to be considered when establishing and operating these systems.
The guideline provides a framework for the user to:
• Identify the requirements for foreign body detecting equipment
• Select the design and positioning of equipment
• Effectively operate equipment
• Understand how to undertake testing of equipment