Although the food industry takes all known precautions, it is not uncommon to find for instance small stones or pieces of wood in minced meat packages bought in supermarkets – not exactly adding to customer satisfaction.
Metal, stone, or glass, have different absorption contrasts than organic materials, and are detectable with existing X-ray solutions.
But there is a need for the food industry to be able also to spot foreign objects of organic origin in the meat. This requires new technology.
New X-ray scanner for all foreign objects
As a consequence of these challenges, a new project called The Dark Field Detector has been established.
The objective of The Dark Field Detector is to develop an X-ray scanner, which is able to detect objects of both organic and inorganic origin in food.
Xnovo Technology participates as supplier of X-ray imaging solutions.
Innovation Fond Denmark has awarded 5 million DKK for the project.