In agri-food products

Finding one or more bone fragments is never pleasant, it is often eliminated during chewing, but the consequences are sometimes more serious, such as the ingestion of the small pointed bone from the chicken wings.

To obtain acceptable detection thresholds the calcification of the bone must be completed, if the bone is too young it looks more like cartilage which is not detectable.

Bone fragments are found in all meat processing but more surprisingly they are present in the field (rodents for example) and can be stirred up in vegetable or cereal crops.

We have the solution! With the help of our X-ray technology equipment, our selected and experienced staff we can bring you all the control guarantees to put your products back on the market.

For bones, unlike other foreign bodies, the consumer accepts more easily to find them in an occasional way. This does not rule out accidents, negative impacts on the consumption of this type of product, on the manufacturer’s brand image and/or on the loss of market share.

ELCOWA, 25 years of experience in the search for foreign bodies or defects has a fully dedicated control centre in Mulhouse to help you quickly manage this type of crisis. Leader in Europe in this field, do not hesitate to contact us for any information, advice, free tests, estimates or controls.

Detecting bone fragments or fish bones is possible!