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Pack Expo 2018 showcase

Fortress smart system will demonstrate four ways to optimize food safety at Pack Expo 2018

South Hall 2169

 For every food or packaging inspection scenario there is a highly sensitive metal detection option. Visitors to the Fortress Technology booth at Pack Expo International 2018 (South Hall, 2169) will discover the full scope of the company’s latest metal detection portfolio in the four key application formats – horizontal conveyor, multi-lane, gravity and pipeline. All integrated with Fortress’ cutting edge software and ancillary equipment. Continue reading “Pack Expo 2018 showcase”

Ride for Heart 2018

Congratulations to our Ride for Heart Corporate Team! With 50 participants, they raised over $13,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation this year.

More than 66,000 Canadians die each year from heart disease and stroke – that’s 1 every 7 minutes. Fortress’s team raised funds to support researchers across Canada who are working on breakthrough treatments that save lives and improve survivor recovery.

Sweet success in candy conductivity challenge

One of the biggest challenges when using metal detectors to inspect food for contaminants has long been ‘product effect’. It occurs when a product has a conductive property, such as high moisture or mineral content, which affects the magnetic field generated by the metal detector. Candy wrapped in metallized film is especially vulnerable to this phenomenon. Continue reading “Sweet success in candy conductivity challenge”

Food processing inspection technology: Three system comparisons to consider

Fortress Technology tackles the equipment options in the most widespread food and packaging application scenarios, cuts through the confusion on the pros and pitfalls of metal detectors versus x-ray, and highlights the importance of arming yourself with all of the facts to make an informed decision based upon the most prevalent contaminant risks.

Read on for three impartial pointers to help the decision making process. 

New whitepaper – Guide to handling a metal contamination food recall

Any food recall incident is a crisis situation that requires quick action to mitigate any longstanding financial and reputational damage. Fortress Technology examines the different factors that can make food operators vulnerable to a recall, even with inspection equipment in place.

Read the full whitepaper on how to manage a metal contamination food recall here.

Fortress backs pledge to reduce food waste in North America

North Americans waste an unfathomable amount of food. A study by the Environmental Protection Agency on the topic estimates that more food reaches landfills and incinerators than any other single material in everyday trash, about 21 percent of the waste stream. Fortress Technology examines why false rejects from all-important metal detectors can be a major contributing factor.

Read the company’s latest whitepaper on waste here.

Fortress bulks up quality control at Oxford Contract Manufacturing

Fast growing dietary supplement manufacturer Oxford Contract Manufacturing (OCM) has invested in a Fortress Stealth metal detector on the back of a contract win to produce bulk 15kg boxes of supplement tablets. Delivering unrivalled sensitivity along with built-in data capture capabilities, the high performance detector is pivotal to the company’s HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) program, ensuring compliance with regulatory and retailer standards in global markets.

Read the full installation story here.