Edesia: X-ray Inspection Systems to Deliver Safe Ready-to-use Foods and Nutrients to Vulnerable Populations
Edesia Nutrition needed to find a solution to inspect carton cases of individual foil pouches filled with their ready-to-use food, Plumpy'Nut®, for contaminants. This non-profit organization is dedicated to treating and preventing malnutrition in developing nations by providing a highly nutritious fortified food product to millions of children in over 50 countries and they want to ensure final production is free from all foreign body contaminants.
Edesia is a unique non-profit organization and social enterprise that manufactures specialized ready-to-use foods (RUFs). In 2018, they installed Eagle’s advanced Pack 550 PRO. X-ray inspection systems for ready-to-use foods, unlike metal detectors, can permeate the foil pouch packaging to locate foreign bodies such as metal and glass and reject those cases with contaminants ensuring only safe food reaches malnourished children.