Metal Detectors/Software assist with HACCP/FDA compliance.

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To guarantee product safety, MET 30+ metal detectors employ DataChek data management system, which monitors and reports status of individual lines, machines, and products. Operators can collect and store information to provide central record of all validation and production data. Also included, BatchChek provides record management system that supports electronic signatures and implements all security access controls, user identification, and audit trails.

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Lock's Turnkey Traceability

Traceability issues can become a problem of the past for food manufacturers, thanks to Lock's MET 30+ high performance metal detectors. As the whole industry moves towards total visibility throughout the supply chain, Lock's equipment provides turnkey traceability solutions to guarantee product safety. The software protects manufacturers, contract packers, retailers and brand owners in an industry increasingly pursuing 100% traceability.

All detectors are fitted with standard traceability functionality but more powerful and thorough traceability is now enabled by DataChek and BatchChek. DataChek is a data management system which monitors and reports the status of individual lines, machines and products. Operators can collect and store information to provide a valuable central record of all validation and production data. The records can be exported for use in other applications, providing an essential tool for compliance with HACCP, ISO and Weights and Measures requirements.

BatchChek, originally developed for the pharmaceutical sector, provides a comprehensive record management system. BatchChek allows manufacturers to meet stringent electronic records and electronic signature requirements. The software also implements all security access controls, user identification and audit trails, so in the event of contamination, batches can be fully traced and accounted for. It provides even higher levels of product security and recordability than those permitted by DataChek.

With this sophisticated traceability functionality, Lock's highly sensitive MET 30+ metal detectors make it easier for food processors and manufacturers to implement best practice, comply with legislation and assist them with HACCP and FDA compliance.

Based in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and Oldham, UK, Lock Inspection Systems supplies metal detection and checkweighing equipment to food manufacturers worldwide. A global network of offices and distributors enables Lock to deliver the highest standards of customer service and after sales care.

For further information, please contact: Mark D'Onofrio, Lock Inspection Systems Inc, 207 Authority Drive, Fitchburg, MA 01420 6094, USA. Tel: +1 978 343 3716/800 227 5539 Fax: +1 978 343 6278 E-mail: Or visit:

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