Metal Detection Upgrade Enhances HACCP Program

Recently the George J. Howe Company a current customer of EPI Labelers was featured in an article on PackWorld.com explaining how they are continuing to meet and even exceed

Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points

HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points)  safety and quality specifications.
HACCP is a management system that addresses food safely through a systematic, science-based approach for the identification, evaluation and control of food safety hazards. HACCP applies control measures to prevent, eliminate or reduce significant hazards to an acceptable level.

HACCP is a tool used to assess hazards and establish control systems that focus on prevention rather than end-product testing. The successful application of HACCP requires the full commitment and involvement of management and work force.

The George J. Howe Company located in Grove City, PA, packages and distributes a wide variety of candies, freshly roasted coffee, and many nut products. In order to meet and exceed HACCP they have expanded their metal detection operations. GJH has purchased four new metal detector/conveyor systems.

Their new systems are Lock, a part of the Loma Systems group, to adhere to strict food safety and hygiene standards.  The Insight VF system is ideal for the detection and rejection of metallic contamination during free falling materials at any suitable point in manufacturing.

Dan Phillips, GJH President and COO, notes, “The Insight VF is used for the detection of metal contaminants during the handling of free-falling materials before they are deposited into the preformed metallized pouches.”

Dan Phillips, adds, “Our blow-on tamp labeling equipment is supplied by EPI Labelers, a company who has done a wonderful job for us.

We feel the steps that The George J. Howe Company is taking to exceed the HACCP are fantastic. This shows that they are dedicated to food safety and increasing food risk awareness. These upgrades to their operations will help them produce an even greater product with raw ingredient traceability, increasing buyer and consumer confidence.