The firm said every food producer has to clean to prevent contamination of products with bacteria but cleaning cloths can offer a further risk of physical contamination.
The Detectacloth is a dry wipe that can be used in processing areas - where undetectable cloths could be lost or discarded.
James Chrismas, managing director of Detectamet, said: “It is possible to detect the material at the critical control point of metal detection so it adds validity to a resilient HACCP management system.”
The 254mm x 305mm cloth is supplied in boxes of 100 and incorporates a blue indicator colour within the base netting of the cloth. A patent is pending on it.
Chrismas said it has been repeatedly asked for such a product at exhibitions worldwide and will be showing Detectacloth to PPMA Total visitors in September.
“The Polymeric scrubbing surface creates a multi textured abrasion and absorption effect for efficient cleaning.
“It not only helps to mitigate the risk of foreign object contamination. But it’s also a very effective cleaning cloth that can be used as a wash down cloth, or as a drying towel and for wiping spills amongst many other tasks.”