The massive nationwide recall of romaine lettuce in the U.S. in November, followed in mid-December by a recall of nearly 30,000 lbs of frozen ready-to-eat sausage links, once again thrust food safety into the spotlight and public discourse. While the lettuce recall was tied to the pathogen E. coli, the sausage recall was attributed to undetected pieces of metal in the product, and both incidents underscore the ongoing need for food safety interventions, including advanced inspection technologies.

Eagle Product Inspection’s ( x-ray inspection systems can help to reduce the risk of injuries and illnesses caused by physical contaminants like glass, metal fragments, calcified bone fragments and other items.

Eagle’s new solution for reducing food safety recall risks is the EPX100. A high-efficiency, lower-energy machine, it detects a broad range of contaminants for small to mid-sized manufacturers, contract packagers, seasonal operators and global companies looking to standardize their equipment.

SimulTask PRO, a fifth-generation image analysis software included with the EPX100, features an intuitive user interface and the capability to perform x-ray detection as well as product integrity checks such as mass measurement.