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Magnets play an important part in food safety and regular testing is essential to ensure they are complying with the current HACCP International Food Safety Standard to control hazards and reduce risk. AMR offers HACCP endorsed magnet validation testing services worldwide to assist in understanding the status of your magnets with the option of providing recommendations conforming to specifications.

HACCP
  • Who

    WHO

    AMR offer magnet testing services conducted by trained technicians, using procedures and documentation internationally endorsed by recognised HACCP authorities.

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  • Why

    WHY

    Magnet validation and magnet strength checks are essential to maintain magnet efficiency. This process allows us to work with you to understand the status of your magnets by controlling hazards and reducing risk.

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  • How

    HOW

    Our trained technician uses a calibrated gauss meter with minimal testing time and assesses the condition and efficiency of critical and upstream processing magnets.

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  • What

    WHAT

    HACCP endorsed report of magnet strength, extraction efficiency and advice on controlling hazards and reducing risk according to current standards.

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A background to magnets and their importance

Magnets play an important role in the food safety status of finished product(s) and should be included in every food safety program to assist with removing the physical hazard of magnetic metal fragments from product streams. Therefore, it is important, to ensure that magnets are at the specified strength in the right location and positioned correctly in the process to ensure maximum efficiency. If your plant does not have any magnets, it is an important point to consider as using magnets will reduce contamination risk in your products and improve your product food safety. Magnets can also minimise downtime by preventing equipment damage. Statements are sometimes made that magnets can "last forever", but this is not always the case. This is why magnets should be tested yearly to ensure they are within specifications and any cause of demagnetisation identified and corrected.

Just like metal detectors or X-ray devices, magnets control the food safety quality of ingredients and/or finished product(s).
The difference is that magnets typically extract smaller particles than a metal detector or X-ray device.