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Detection of foreign bodies in canned foods using ultrasonic testing

Hrairi, Meftah and Elias, Mohd Azimin (2012) Detection of foreign bodies in canned foods using ultrasonic testing. International Food Research Journal, 19 (2). pp. 543-546. ISSN 19854668 (P), 22317546 (O)

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Foreign bodies in packaged foods may pose both a safety risk and a risk of perceived degradation of quality. When food products are manufactured or packaged, small foreign objects might end up in the product. It is naturally desirable for the food industry that all foreign bodies are detected and removed before they reach customers. In this study, the ultrasonic method was used to detect the foreign bodies in canned foods. In order to establish a technical concept for the detection of foreign bodies in canned foods, an experimental investigation was carried out using pulse-echo ultrasonic testing. A number of simulated foreign object pieces were deliberately put inside the canned food and the results were analyzed. The approach demonstrates that ultrasound has potential for application in many industrial food packaging environments where foreign objects need to be detected. Indeed, detection up to 4 millimeter foreign body size has been done for rock and metal foreign bodies.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4980/22637
Uncontrolled Keywords: Canned food, foreign bodies, nondestructive testing, ultrasonic
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP368 Food processing and manufacture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Meftah Hrairi
Date Deposited: 28 May 2012 14:49
Last Modified: 28 May 2012 14:49
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/22637

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