Importance of Metal Detectable Gear for Food Safety

Contamination continues to be one of leading threats to food safety in the processing industry. Among the most common forms of food contamination is equipment or protective gear becoming dislodged into the food product. If these occurrences go undetected, companies run a major risk of distributing hazardous product putting their consumers health and safety at risk. Metal detectable gear provides an added measure of safety against contamination hazards in hygienic areas. These specialized products contain non-toxic metal detectable additives that can be identified by standard metal detection equipment. They are typically available in bright colors (often blue) for added safety, providing easy visual detection should the product or pieces become dislodged.

Bunzl Processor Division is proud to provide a variety of metal detectable equipment, from PPE to safety gear to material handling supplies. Check out some of our most sought-after metal detectable products below:

WorkHorse Reusable Metal Detectable Earplugs – both the earplugs and the connecting cord are detectable while providing a Noise Reduction Rating of 27.

Granton 2.5” Metal Detectable Turning Knife – includes a detectable blue handle ideal for food safety.

Remco Metal Detectable Hand Scoops – Available in 2 sizes and 4 colors, with no seams or cracks to encourage bacterial grown.

OLFA SK-14 Stainless Steel Metal Detectable Safety Knife – NSF certified and perfect for food production environments. 

Metal Detectable Bandages – Blue for increased food production safety.

Don’t miss our other metal-detectable items including shovels, scrapers, paddles, pens, markers and more! Click here to explore our full selection of metal detectable safety gear. If you need help finding a fit for your facility, or have any questions about metal detectable products, call our team at 800-456-5624 or chat with us online. Our team looks forward to assisting you!