In addition to microbiological and chemical hazards, physical hazards also pose a threat to food safety.

They may enter the food supply chain as contaminants, adulterants or as foreign bodies. Once a foreign body is found, our team utilizes various techniques to identify the foreign body and determine the source.

Fourier Transform Infra-Red Spectroscopy (FTIR) and X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy (XRF) technologies can identify glass, plastic, metal and organic materials. These technologies enable fast and effective investigations into the root cause of the foreign body.

Additional services available include:

Line Mapping 

Foreign Material Library Characterization 

Finger Printing


Prepare for the unexpected. Our team of quality experts can help you set up a foreign body prevention program for your factories. The program can include the services above and also include a vulnerability assessment that will review and identify the potential risks from suppliers, storage conditions, processing and packaging including processing environments and equipment as well as people. Following this assessment, we will provide a mitigation plan to help minimize foreign body vulnerabilities and tools to assist in identification of foreign bodies if an incident occurs.

Our foreign body program is fully customizable, we can provide as much support as you need. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you develop a program specific to your business needs.

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