Carson, CA  (Food News)  Custom Food Products (CFP), a leading national protein supplier to chain restaurants and food manufacturers, has invested in a new InspX brand ScanTrac X-ray Inspection System, as part of CFP’s Continuous Improvement Program. This is the fourth such investment CFP has made in x-ray technology in its manufacturing facilities since 2007.

The new InspX ScanTrac Fermata Pipeline X-ray Inspection System will process CFP meat and poultry as it moves through a pipeline-style system. The closed cabinet system x-rays the product in a high-resolution screening process, detecting unwanted foreign objects as small as 1mm in diameter, such as packaging residue, non-edible fragments or naturally occurring bone particles. The system can safely inspect more than 15,000 pounds of meat per hour.

Any meat that fails to pass Custom Food Product’s stringent quality control requirements is automatically discharged from the processing flow via a pneumatic valve assembly.

“Investments in cutting edge safety technology like the InspX ScanTrac is an investment in the safety of our clients and their consumers,” said Jon Hickerson, President and Chief Operating Officer of CFP. “You can’t put a price on safety and trust. We take that responsibility very seriously. This technology helps us provide a safer, better product.”

Most food processing facilities employ metal detection systems, but it is not yet typical for meat processing facilities such as Custom Food Products to invest in advanced foreign material prevention measures such as x-ray technology.

Founded over 30 years ago, CFP continues to seek out and utilize the most innovative processing techniques available. CFP is a $170 million operation, employing 400, with processing facilities in Carson, CA and Owingsville, KY.

Producing beef, chicken, pork and turkey meats and gravies, CFP supplies a wide range of proteins and customized ingredients to some of the largest international restaurant chains, packaged food manufacturers and consumer products marketers in the U.S. and abroad. Custom Food Products has been a supplier of well-known consumer favorites for decades, including Arby’s® Restaurants for over 30 years, Hot Pockets® proteins for over 25 years, as well as SUBWAY® Restaurant and ConAgra Foods for over 20 years respectively.

At both of its state-of-the-art processing facilities, CFP has also received dual certifications from the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and British Retail Consortium (BRC). CFP’s operations are BEV product requirement-approved for several countries, and Halal certified as permissible for Islamic consumers.

For more information on Custom Food Products, please contact Jon Hickerson, at 310-637-0900 or visit www.customfoodproducts.com. Learn more about InspX at www.inspx.com.



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