The food industry uses a great quantity of stainless steel – but to an ever-increasing extent plastic – for containers, moulds, housings, machinery parts, wipers, tools and other parts. These components do not always come into direct contact with the food but, when damaged, might contaminate the food in fragments of different sizes. Carelessness also repeatedly leads to tools getting into food.
This is what has led to the demand for any tools used to be detectable. Conformity to the valid regulations for materials and articles in the food sector is also necessary, e.g. EU 10/2011. Migrations limits in accordance with EN 1186 also have to be observed.