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Food safety: Instore bakeries

RETAIL GROCERY DONUT SUPPLIER UPGRADES
FOOD SAFET Y WITH METAL DETECTORS
BY JOHN UNREIN

"We always strive for perfection in terms
of efficiency, food safety and quality. We
want to hit the highest industry standards
and make sure we protect our customers
and end-consumers with a safety program
they are confident in. Metal detection adds
another layer of failsafe protection," says
Jason Yada, national director of sales at
Doughnut Peddler.
The company had always wanted to invest
in metal detection, but needed a business justification for the investment. This
rapid expansion provided the opportunity
and the commercial case that Doughnut
Peddler needed.

"We looked at various options and suppliers,
gathered quotes and asked colleagues in
the industry to share their experiences. We
received positive feedback from everyone
who had owned a Fortress unit. No one had
anything negative to say about them," recalls
Doughnut Peddler's Jon Dairman, senior
operation manager, procurement. 
Doughnut Peddler's brief, in terms of what
it wanted from its metal detectors, was
straightforward. "Just to detect metal. We
didn't want any bells and whistles, just something reliable - I wanted it not to be an issue,
to be able to set it and forget it," Yada says.
From a metal detection perspective, though,
the project wasn't entirely straightforward.
Donuts come out of the fryer and onto a
12-foot cooling conveyor made from high
temperature belting. Doughnut Peddler
wanted to mount the detectors at this point,
as it provides the last opportunity to check
the donuts before they are packed into plastic trays that sit in metal baskets. However,
the combination of high temperatures and
moisture creates a "product effect" that can

Detectors from
Fortress identify
signals created from
multiple metal types.

confuse metal detection equipment, as it
cannot discriminate between this and actual
metal contamination. This can result in frequent false rejects being triggered.
With Doughnut Peddler's lines running
continuously at speeds of 160 donuts per
minute, the company could not entertain
the possibility of false rejects disrupting
production.
Fortunately, Fortress' Stealth metal detector was able to achieve reliable performance
on this product, thanks to a combination of
powerful digital signal processing technology - a technical platform which drives the
detector, providing high-speed precision
detection, and dual frequency operation -
which facilitates automatic compensation for
extreme product characteristics. Fortress
contains all processing power on one board,
versus multiple boards required on some
competitive models, and one of the technical
features of this is Fortress' FM Software,
which was created to enhance the detector's performance and stability, especially in
difficult applications.
These technical and mechanical features
ensure that signals, due to mechanical,
electrical, airborne and product, are nullified
or eliminated.  This allows the detector to
effectively identify signals created by the
three types of metals, Ferrous, Non-Ferrous
and 300 Series Stainless Steel, overcoming
the risk of false rejects.
Four full conveyor Stealth systems are
installed on lines in the company's North
Carolina, Tennessee and Florida bakeries. As
Doughnut Peddler continues to pursue an
ambitious inter-state growth strategy, the
ability to demonstrate this level of rigor is
proving beneficial, according to Yada. "We
are already seeing that having enhanced
product protection in place has the potential
to unlock different customers."

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FORTRESS TECHNOLOGY

Investment in four Stealth Metal Detectors
from Toronto-based Fortress Technology has
underpinned an aggressive expansion program at Chandler, Arizona-based Doughnut
Peddler. The presence of reliable, industry-leading metal detectors has enabled the
dynamic donut producer to elevate its lines
to top food safety standards, meeting GMP
requirements and winning the confidence of
new retail customers.


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Supermarket Perimeter - February 2020
Editor's Note - Meat fights back
Contents
The wire
Meal matters
Building trust
Bakery - Europain 2020
Bakery - Sourdough
Deli - Soups
Deli - Asian Cuisine
Meat & Poultry - Packaging
Meat & Poultry - Grass-fed
Produce - Snacks
Produce - Berries
Seafood - Sustainability
Food Safety - Instore bakeries
Commissary Insider
Classifieds
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Fresh takes
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