Over the past couple of decades, food processors increasingly have come to rely on X-ray inspection
equipment to detect physical contaminants during production. This is not surprising because X-ray
inspection equipment has become more sensitive, more affordable and more reliable. X-ray systems
can also be very intuitive and easy to use.
Still, some food manufacturers have lingering worries about the safety of X-ray technology - both for
those operating the equipment and the food products the machines inspect.
The bottom line: X-ray inspection of packaged and bulk food product is proven to be extremely safe.
There is no documented evidence of adverse health effects of X-rays on equipment operators, the food
products that travel through the equipment and ultimately the consumer of those products.
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X-ray Inspection of Food Products: The Safety Facts You Need to Know