The inspection of both the seal integrity and seal strength of plastic packages containing low-acid shelf-stable foods is currently performed using destructive and manual test methods. Automated non-destructive sensing technologies would allow 100% inspection to be carried out on line. As will be discussed, the evaluation and application of such technologies for package inspection is advancing as a practical solution to the current problems associated with integrity testing. This article also examines how to determine critical defect parameters to be used as design criteria for these technologies.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Science