Few industries affect the vast majority of society like the food-processing industry. When a business has an impact on such a large number of people, several safety protocols must be in place. In the case of food processing, safety and quality are of the utmost importance because your products affect people’s health, wellness, and nourishment.

There are many ways to ensure high-quality products in food processing, but it all starts with eliminating the risk of contamination. Contamination is unacceptable in most industries, but especially when handling food products. Ferrous particles are one of the most common contaminants in food plants, and you can easily remove those particles with a magnetic separator. As one of the decision-makers at your company, you must understand the importance of magnetic separators in food processing. If you’d like to learn more, our experts have you covered in the guide below.

Magnets Catch Impurities That We’d Otherwise Miss

You may be wondering how ferrous materials and particles find their way into a food-processing plant. Metal particles and shavings can come from a number of sources. One possible source is a farmer’s metal harvesting equipment because particles can chip off the shovel’s blade and end up in the shipment. Another possible source is your facility. You likely have several pieces of moving machinery where nuts and bolts can rattle loose and end up in your preparation or mechanical processing lines. In each of the previous scenarios, there’s a good chance that processing workers would miss the contaminant because of its small size. A magnetic separator would likely attract the contaminant before a worker even noticed something was off.

It’s Better To Reduce Contaminants Early and Prevent Future Problems

Many food-processing plants use magnetic separators at the beginning of their process in an attempt to remove the contaminants right away. Additionally, some facilities will have magnetic separators in the beginning, middle, and end of their process. Either way, it’s important that you have at least one magnetic separator. Additionally, eliminating impurities is vital to a successful business because your customers want to know your facility is clean. If you ship a product with contaminants, customers will end up sick. If customers become sick, recalls and lawsuits are in your future.

The bottom line is you must protect the safety and well-being of your customers (or your clients’ customers). You can’t consider the importance of magnetic separators in food processing without looking at the future of your business. Nobody wants to do business with a food manufacturer that doesn’t take the purity of their goods seriously.

Whether you merely need a material handling magnet or an entire magnetic separation setup, Moley Magnetics has you covered. We take immense pride in the high-quality products we provide our customers, and we know our products will meet and exceed your expectations. If you have questions or would like to request pricing from Moley Magnetics, contact our team today.