Ensuring Pet Food is metal free before it reaches the consumer is critical. However, reports of foods being recalled due to metal contamination occur several times each year.  To assist processors and producers, Bunting has developed a series of typical plant flowsheets showing proposed locations for Magnetic Separators and Metal Detectors including a typical Pet Food Processing Plant.…

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Bunting Inline Magnet

A German baby food producer has purchased forty-two (42) stainless-steel Inline Magnets to remove tramp ferrous metal.  The food-producer has installed the 42 magnetic separators in all their European manufacturing plants. Inline Magnets easily fit into existing pneumatic (up to 15 psi) or gravity-fed pipelines transporting foodstuffs.  The fabricated pipe-shaped body includes suitable ends to…

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metal in food

In 2020, the UK’s Food Standards Agency reported seven (7) cases of metal contaminated foods (in 2019, there were eight (8)). Each case was very different and ranged from chocolates to sandwiches. The associated cost, in terms of lost revenue due to recalled products and company reputation, is considerable. In this article, we review each…

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EHEDG Bunting - Magnetic Liquid Filter

Bunting has joined the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG) following a rise in magnetic separator and metal detector projects for the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. The European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG) was founded in 1989 as a non-profit consortium of equipment manufacturers, food producers, suppliers to the food industry, research…

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Magnetic Separator

Bunting engineers have conducted a thorough review of all the Magnetic Separators installed at the Jordans Dorset Ryvita plant in Poole, Dorset.  The magnetic separator audit was completed over three days, including attending site on Saturday to prevent any loss in production. Jordans Dorset Ryvita has a strong heritage of making whole grain foods and working with farmers to…

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Market stall mineral in India

Effectively separating fine iron from dry powders is often challenging. Even the strongest magnetic separator may fail to successfully remove the magnetic particles. In order to find a successful solution, it is important to understand the way fine materials behave. Only then is it possible to determine the optimum method to cleanse a powder of…

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Metal in food

In 2019, the UK Food Standards Agency issued 8 food alerts relating to food contaminated with metal particles. The products included turkey dinosaurs, crispy onions, Quorn sausages, corned beef, halva, an oat drink, and prepared vegetables. Up to the 9th March 2020, there have been three: Co-op recalls Chicken & Stuffing Sandwich because it may…

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