Recent studies have revealed a ruff truth—70% of pet food recalls are related to metal contamination. These incidents not only endanger our furry friends’ health, but also create unnecessary distress for pet owners across the globe.
So, how can we reduce the risk of such occurrences and safeguard our furry friends from harm? Well, it’s simple. Pet food magnets. These remarkable devices attract and remove metal impurities from the production line.
In this blog, we’ll delve deeper into their use, explore their benefits, and uncover the critical role they play in keeping pets safe.
Understanding the Consequences of Metal Contaminants in Pet Food
We all want the best for our furry friends, right? That’s why so many pet owners rely on wet food to provide a nourishing and balanced diet. However, even with the best intentions, metal particles can still sneak their way into our pet’s food bowls—and the consequences can be devastating.
- Physical Injury: Imagine your furry friend accidentally munching on tiny metal fragments hidden in their food. Ouch! These sharp pieces can seriously harm their delicate insides, causing internal injuries, punctures, or even blockages in their digestive tract.
- Toxicity and Chemical Reactions: Some metallic compounds find their way into wet food during production, and if your furry pals end up ingesting these toxic metals, it can poison their nervous system, kidneys, and liver—organs they definitely need to stay healthy.
- Digestive Issues and Illnesses: Nobody likes an upset tummy, and metal contamination can really mess with your pets’ digestive system. Munching on metal fragments can trigger unpleasant symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, and other troubles, like internal bleeding caused by metal perforating the animal’s insides. If this exposure to metal continues over time, it may even result in chronic health conditions, and nobody wants that for their furry companions.
Allergic Reactions and Infections: Did you know pets can suffer from allergic reactions, too? Itchy fur, skin rashes, and difficulty breathing are all symptoms of ingesting metal contamination. And if that’s not bad enough, these sharp objects can create cuts in their mouth or digestive tract, becoming convenient entry points for bacteria and other infectious pathogens.
From pneumatic transfer to gravity-fed applications, view Magnattack®’s wide range of dry magnetic separators.
Liquid Line Magnets: A Better Way to Protect Our Furry Friends AND Your Expensive Pump Equipment
Liquid magnets play a crucial role in protecting our furry friends from metal contamination, especially in the context of viscous liquids used in wet pet food production. One notable solution in this sector is the Emulsion and Slurry Pipeline Separator. Designed specifically to tackle the challenges posed by thick, liquid-based pet food products, this innovative metal separator is a game-changer in the battle against metal contaminants.
At its core, the Emulsion and Slurry Pipeline Separator operates on a simple yet effective principle. As the thick, liquid pet food ingredients flow through the pipeline, the metal separator goes to work from its strategic placement within the production line. Equipped with Acutex™ Probe Magnets, these boast a powerful field that goes beyond conventional equipment, leaving no room for compromise when it comes to quality and safety.
What truly sets this metal separator apart, however, is its unique fragment retention design. This intelligently engineered system is specifically tailored to handle high-viscosity products, ensuring that even the smallest metal fines and fragments can be reliably captured and retained.
If you are using Twin Screw type pumps to pump emulsified meat products, an Acutex™ magnet system is your best defense mechanism against damage that not only costs an arm and a leg, but damage that subsequently causes contamination to your product!
When it comes to protecting our pets, every precaution counts. No matter the consistency or thickness of the liquid, these food magnets excel in keeping metal contaminants from making their way into a pet’s food dish.
Why Are Emulsion and Slurry Pipeline Separators so Effective?
Let’s take a closer look at the key features that make this magnetic separator stand out from the rest:
- Acutex™ Magnetic Probes: By combining industry-leading magnet strength with a hydro-dynamic design, these probes minimize pressure changes and provide excellent particle definition protection. Simply put, their shape and functionality helps maintain the purity and safety of the final product.
- Locking Access Tabs: When it comes to pet food magnets, pet safety isn’t the only concern. With operator wellbeing top-of-mind, locking tabs provide a secure, safe way to access the equipment and ensure correct magnet placement and orientation.
- Eccentric Coned Body: For liquid-based food products, gravity should work with you—not against you. The Emulsion and Slurry Pipeline Separator boasts a coned body to eliminate pooling areas or air pockets that cause product blockage and subsequent hygiene issues.
- Magnet Housing Body: Sanitary & engineered to maintain pressure and open area while achieving good product-to-magnet contact.
- Sanitary Inlet/Outlet Fittings: You can select your fitting (Tri-clamp, DIN, SMS) to suit your individual fitting preference.
- Tethered Handle: This optional feature provides a tethering point for operator safety, allowing for secure handling and minimizing the risk of accidents or equipment damage.
Ensure Pet Food Safety With Magnattack®
Need a sure-fire way to enhance the safety of your production process? Good news, our Emulsion and Slurry Pipeline Separators are specifically designed to address the unique challenges of high-viscosity products. With over 50 years of food magnet expertise, we know what it takes to ensure product safety. Don’t compromise when it comes to our furry friends—choose Magnattack® for unmatched quality, reliability, and peace of mind.
If it’s a Magnattack® Magnet, expect reliable metal contamination control.
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