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Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection Open House on 6 & 7 October. Photo Mettler-Toledo

Mettler-Toledo is organizing the Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection Open House on 6 and 7 October 2021. The event has been put together to celebrate the official opening of Mettler-Toledo’s new state-of-the-art Global Centre of Excellence for X-ray facility in Royston, UK. The two-day event offers two educational seminars and 1-2-1 expert consultations including live demonstrations of innovative new technologies.

Webinar on product inspection for contract packers

Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection is hosting a free online seminar for co-packers on Wednesday 6 October 2021 at 1230 and 1830 hrs (IST).

Co-hosted with BRCGS, featuring John Figgins, Senior Technical manager from the BRCGS; Ian Robertshaw, Global Key Account manager, and Adam Green, Market manager both from Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection. 

The seminar explores product inspection technology and its importance in improving food safety and supply chain compliance for co-packers. 

It will cover record-keeping and audits; developing the right culture and mindset for machine maintenance and testing standards; automation of quality checks; and flexibility and ease of use of product inspection technology such as metal detection, X-ray inspection, and checkweighing. 

This interactive seminar will also include a Q&A to address specific queries you may have in respect of product inspection for co-packers.

Register here: www.mt.com/pi-copackers 

Webinar on physical contamination

‘6 Steps to preventing physical contamination’ is an online seminar co-hosted by experts from BRCGS and Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection on Thursday, 7 October 2021 at 1230 and 1830 hrs (IST).

The topics to be explored include the latest BRCGS Foreign Body Detection Best Practice Guidelines; tips and tricks to help you pass your next food safety audit; how physical contamination occurs and steps you can take to prevent it from reaching consumers; practical guidance on using metal detection and X-ray inspection systems effectively; digitalization trends in food production; and insights from food manufacturers who have installed both technologies on their production lines.

Register here: www.mt.com/pi-6steps

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