Avoid Costly Recalls with Sterileware® Sense-able Scoop® Sampling Tools
Product News Jun 20, 2012
Now available in industry recognized blue color, Sterileware® Sense-able Scoops® metal and x-ray detectable plastic sampling tools are designed to prevent risking company reputation and costly product recalls.
“If a scoop inadvertently gets into the production process, metal detection and X-ray equipment can sense the presence of the scoop, or scoop fragments as small as 1.6mm3, so that quality assurance operators can take the required steps,” says Robert Petersen, Product Manager for Bel-Art Products.
Petersen continued, “Detection of the scoops by such means is paramount to preventing expensive product recalls, which can permanently tarnish the reputation of a company and its products in the minds of consumers.”
Originally launched only in black, the new blue color is an industry standard for metal and x-ray detectable tools and still provides a visual contrast within the processing facility allowing operators to easily detect the scoops via visual inspection.
Available in 60ml (2oz), 125ml (4oz) and 250 (8oz) sizes, these sterile scoops are made of FDA grade polystyrene plastic and are safe for food, drug and cosmetic contact.
A proprietary mixture of stainless steel powder is incorporated into the polystyrene for detection purposes.
All scoops are individually packaged, lot stamped for accurate tracing, ready for one time use and disposal, and come with a Certificate of Sterilization.
Although designed to work with most metal detection and X-ray equipment, testing is recommended to ensure compatibility.
Users can call 1-800-4BEL-ART or visit our website at www.belart.com/freesample.php to request a free scoop for testing.
Suggested list price for blue Sterileware® Sense-able Scoops® Sampling Tools in the 2oz size, catalog no. H36902-0006, is $160.65 for a case of 100.
The 4oz scoops, catalog no. H36904-0006, and the 8oz scoops, catalog no. H36906-0006, have a suggested list price of $246.00 and $416.40 respectively per case of 100.