In addition to microbiological and chemical hazards, physical hazards also pose a threat to food safety.

They may enter the food supply chain as contaminants, adulterants or as foreign bodies. Once a foreign body is found, our team utilizes various techniques to identify the foreign body and determine the source.

Fourier Transform Infra-Red Spectroscopy (FTIR) and X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy (XRF) technologies can identify glass, plastic, metal and organic materials. These technologies enable fast and effective investigations into the root cause of the foreign body.

Additional services available include:

Line Mapping 

Foreign Material Library Characterization 

Finger Printing

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