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Food Screening System measures radioactivity.

Press Release Summary:

Based on sodium iodide detector, FoodGuard-1 Food Screening System v2 provides rapid screening of both liquids and solid foodstuffs. Portable unit delivers calculations with percentage of maximum permitted concentration and audible alarms that warn of samples that exceed user-set percent of MPC. Designed primarily as front-line response for food producers, importers, and exporters, Version 2 offers multi-language support, mobility option, and ability to adapt to changing regulatory requirements.

Original Press Release:

Ortec Announces Updated Foodguard System for Radioactivity Measurements of Foodstuffs

Oak Ridge, TN, -The ORTEC Products Group of AMETEK Advanced Measurement Technology has announced an update to the FoodGuard-1 Food Screening Systems originally introduced in response to the Fukushima reactor accident in Japan.

Version 2 of the FoodGuard-1 Screening System comes with multi-language support in Japanese, Russian, Chinese as well as English. The system also has been made more flexible, allowing it to more easily adapt to changing regulatory requirements, and a new mobility option has been added.

The ORTEC FoodGuard-1 Food Screening System is a simple-to-use, portable sodium iodide (NaI) detector-based system for the rapid screening of both liquid and solid foodstuffs. The fast-screening system offers clear results, including calculations with percentage of maximum permitted concentration (MPC) and audible alarms that warn of samples that exceed a user-set percent of MPC.

The system is designed primarily as a "front-line" response for food producers, importers and export agencies. It features a highly efficient counting system, easy sample loading and an intuitive user interface, and is supplied pre-calibrated for "out of the box" deployment.

"Although more than a year has elapsed since the accident in Japan, concern about radioactivity in foodstuffs continues," comments Tim Twomey ORTEC Product Manager. "Recently, radiation contamination has been detected in tuna off the coast of California. Although the risk is considered negligible, the public remains concerned when these things happen. FoodGuard screening and assay systems can easily set the public's mind to rest. With this latest release, we have further enhanced the simplicity, ease of use and flexibility of these systems."

For more information, contact ORTEC Products Group, 801 South Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0895. Telephone: 865-482-4411, Toll free: 800-251-9750. Fax: 865-483-0396. Website:

AMETEK's ORTEC Products Group is a unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of more than $3.0 billion.

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