Each dry ingredient flows through a feeder equipped with an Eriez® Xtreme® Rare Earth (RE) Grate Magnet, specifically designed to catch any ferrous contamination before the dry ingredient is metered onto the candy bar. Another Eriez RE Grate Magnet is positioned inside a seventh hopper that dispenses sprinkles.
Don Mastrorocco, Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Compliance at The Hershey Company, says Rare Earth magnets plays a critical role in meeting safety guidelines. “Rare Earth magnets (REM) are an important component of a food safety program. A properly established and operating REM control point enables a manufacturing operation to react quickly to unusual metal findings by pinpointing and correcting the cause so that a serious food safety incident or costly equipment damage is avoided.”