Fortress Technology was due to unveil just how important metal detection is in an evolving meat and protein manufacturing environment, exhibiting three systems designed to flex to changing demographics and eating habits.
From plant-based products to single-serve portions or compostable packaging formats, all Fortress inspection machines have been specifically designed to help protein and meat manufacturers keep pace with emerging retail and consumer trends.
Among the proposed line-up was the hygienic, easy clean and ‘Never Obsolete’ range of gravity fed, horizontal conveyor and pipeline metal detectors.
Manufacturers catering to the rapid rise in UK ‘flexitarian’ eating habits also need to keep in mind processing challenges. Just like snack products, the ingredients used to make meat alternatives are often dropped into a drum before being pressed into the required shape. The use of gravity metal detectors at this processing stage can help prevent metal contaminants being flattened and crushed in the drum rollers.
With compliance demanding the highest levels of sanitation, and given that bacteria multiples by doubling every 20 to 30 minutes depending on the conditions, and prefers high protein foods, the IP69K-rated Hygienic Fortress Pipeline now has 60% less surface area. This machine helps to address cross contamination and the spread of allergen risks.