UK Metal Contaminated Food Recalls

In the first four months of 2024, the UK Food Standards Agency issued four (4) alerts regarding metal contamination in food products that had reached the public, just one less than the five reported in the whole of 2023. The metal contaminated food products were supplied by leading UK supermarkets including Lidl and Asda, as…

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53 UK Metal Contaminated Food Recalls in 2023

In 2023, the UK Food Standards Agency issued five (5) alerts relating to 53 separate products regarding metal contamination in food products that had reached the public. This was down from ten (10) in 2022 and the same number as in 2021. The metal-contaminated food products were supplied by leading UK supermarkets, including Tesco, Asda,…

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51 Metal Contaminated Food Products Recalls

Metal within food

In August 2023, the UK’s Food Standards Agency reported the recalling of 51 separate food products due to concerns about metal contamination.  The food product recalls affected some of the UK’s largest supermarkets, including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Aldi. In each case, the Food Standards Agency’s risk statements reports that ‘these products may contain pieces…

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New Manual-Clean Drawer Filter Magnet

Manual Clean FF Drawer Filter Magnet

Bunting’s new manual-clean FF Drawer Filter Magnet features an insert easily retrofitted into existing FF Drawer Filters.  The new insert enables quick, easy and safe removal of ferrous metal captured on the high-strength tube magnets. In operation, dry materials, such as plastic granules or flakes, are gravity-fed into the FF Drawer Filter Magnet containing rows…

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New Food Sector Distributor in Turkey

Polyana Horoz, founder of Empathy

Bunting has appointed Empathy as their Turkish distributor for magnetic separators, metal detectors, and X-Ray inspection systems in the food sector.  Empathy joins Bunting’s growing international distributor network. Istanbul-based Empathy represents international companies in the food processing and packaging industry.  The company provides complete processing and packaging solutions for food and beverage producers. Turkey is…

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Protection Against Metal Contamination at Interpack 2023

Bunting metal detector meTRON

Magnetic separators, metal detectors and x-ray foreign body detectors to identify and remove metal and other contamination prior to and after packing are the focus for Bunting at Interpack 2023 (4-10 May, Düsseldorf, Germany).  On stand D66 in hall 11, Bunting will exhibit working metal separators such as high-strength rare earth Drawer Filters Magnets; conveyor-mounted…

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Metal In Food Alerts 2022

Metal in Digestive Biscuits

In 2022, the UK Food Standards Agency issued ten (10) alerts regarding metal-contaminated food products that had reached the public.  This was up from five (5) in 2021.  The metal-contaminated food products were supplied by companies at various stages in the food supply chain, including leading UK supermarkets such as Tesco and Co-Op, as well…

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Separating Problematic Metal at POWTECH 2022

Fine iron captured by a Bunting Drawer Filter Magnet

At POWTECH 2022 (27-29 September, Nuremberg, Germany), Bunting’s focus is on the separation of problematic metal from dry materials.  On stand 3A-613, visitors will see the latest magnetic separators and metal detectors that effectively remove tramp metal and very fine iron from a wide range of granules and powders. POWTECH is the leading European trade…

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Temperature Effect on Magnetic Separators

Heat and Thermometer image

If a Neodymium Rare Earth Tube Magnet is put into a red-hot fire, then it would not be surprising if the magnetic properties are destroyed.  However, what if the same Tube Magnet is just exposed to steam being flushed through a pipeline system to clean the pipes? Tube Magnets manufactured with high quality Neodymium Magnets are able to…

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Metal Contaminated Dairy Products

Metal contaminated Dairy Products

The UK Food Standards Agency has reported that Yoplait UK has recalled Yoplait Frubes Strawberry, Red Berry and Peach Variety Pack because the product may contain small pieces of metal (January 2022).  Small metal pieces have been found in the peach flavour within the multipack, which makes this product unsafe to eat. Food Standards Agency…

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