“I have often described Detectamet’s detectable products as the ‘Silent Guardians’ of food safety” said Sean Smith when he announced a new award to recognise a food processing company’s commitment to food safety.
Detectamet’s Chairman explained that the Detectamet Guardian Award would be presented to a company that demonstrated its food safety culture by protecting customers and consumers from the risk of physical contamination in its products.
There are three levels of award. Silver, Gold and Platinum and they will be presented in accordance with the level of commitment made by the recipients. Silver awards will go to food companies using more than three detectable products. Gold winners will be employing seven or more products and the users of eleven or more products will have eleven or more products in use to protect their products from plastic contamination.
Detectamet manufactures and distributes the largest range of detectable plastic products in the world. in the past 12 months more than 22 products have been added to the new catalogue. These products can be detected by metal and X-ray inspection machines that will reject food products containing detectable contamination.
“By using detectable plastic products in processing areas food producers are diligently and quietly reinforcing their important business of producing safe food.” said Sean “ They should be recognised and encouraged and I cannot think of a better place to start this scheme than here at one of the largest food and drink exhibitions in the world”