Detectomer® Tuf-Steel® Gaskets in Peanut Butter ProcessingDownload PDF
Detectomer® Tuf-Steel® Gaskets in Peanut Butter Processing
A leading food processor for peanut butter products had failed to detect contaminations, resulting in two product recalls. In both cases, the cause was traced back to rubber particles entering the production process.
Processing peanut butter on an industrial scale is particularly difficult to efficiently process. The industry typically faces multiple challenges during processing including:
- Abrasiveness of nuts causing significant damage to equipment
- Peanut and vegetable oils causing gaskets to degrade
- A high density, wet production nature making it more difficult to detect contamination