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National News: FDA-Compliant Eriez PolyMag Additives Have Been Helping Prevent Plastic-Contaminated Food Products from Reaching Consumers for More than a Decade #18472
Posted by: jford
City: Erie
State: Pennsylvania
Postal code: 16506
Country: United States
Contact Person: John Blicha
Telephone: 8883003743
Company: Eriez
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With more than a decade of sales achieved, Eriez® FDA-compliant PolyMag® Additives are now widely used by molders around the world for imparting me tal detectability, x-ray contrast and magnetic susceptibility into plastic tools used in the food manufacturing process which have the potential to make their way into food products. Growers, packers and food processors are utilizing their existing me tal detectors and x-ray inspection systems with detectable plastics to prevent plastic-contaminated foods from reaching consumers, effectively preventing costly recalls and ensuring compliance with ever-increasing government safety standards.

According to Eriez PolyMag Business Manager John Collins, the company commonly supplies the additives to molders of ear plugs, safety glasses, machinery covers, pens, returnable plastic containers, pallets, scoops, scrapers, labels, tags, gaskets, O-rings, conveyor belting, bucket elevators and more.

Major brand owners, retailers and restaurant chains are specifying plastic and rubber articles that are detectable and making this part of their HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) programs. Additionally, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is spurring the implementation of new Hazard Analysis & Risk-ba sed Preventative Controls (HARPC) to prevent plastic-contaminated food products from reaching consumers. According to Collins, these factors have greatly contributed to a rising demand for PolyMag Additives.

By incorporating PolyMag Additives, molders can satisfy varying levels of detectability at a cost substantially less than specialty compounds. This eliminates the need to buy minimum quantities of special resins and carry excess material inventory. Collins says most domestic PolyMag Additive orders are shipped within 24 hours.

While the majority of customers are in the United States, Eriez also reports sales of PolyMag Additives to customers in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, the United Kingdom, Vietnam and other countries. Collins says, “With facilities strategically located throughout North and South America, Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia, we are positioned well to serve our worldwide PolyMag customer ba se.”

For more information about Eriez me tal and x-ray detectable PolyMag Additives, visit

Eriez is recognized as world authority in separation technologies. The company's magnetic lift and separation, me tal detection, fluid filtration, flotation, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment have application in the process, me talworking, packaging, plastics, rubber, recycling, food, mining, aggregate and textile industries. Eriez manufactures and markets these products through 12 international facilities located on six continents. For more information, call (814) 835-6000. For online users, visit or send email to Eriez World Headquarters is located at 2200 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506.

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