Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL) has invested in its microscopy facilities to introduce a service for identifying foreign bodies in food.
RSSL said the service is designed to give manufacturers and retailers a quick route to identifying contaminants so that they can deal with consumer complaints, provide reassurance, and quickly detect production issues to prevent problems recurring.
The foreign body detection service offers a turnaround of five days and was made possible after RSSL opened an extended microscopy laboratory.
An investigative foreign body service will still be offered to deal with more complex cases.
“Foreign bodies are a well-known hazard for the food industry and a problem that can cause distress for customers – especially when the foreign body isn't immediately recognisable,” said the company.