Case Study

Hershey's Pursuit Of Food Safety

Hershey’s Pursuit Of Food Safety

Problem:

Xtreme® Rare Earth Grate Magnet
Hershey’s Chocolate World’s “Create Your Own Candy Bar” attraction lets visitors make custom candy bars through a simulated production line. Safeguard s needed to be put in place to capture any hazardous metal that may come from an ingredient supplier or fall into the product through the manufacturing process.

Solution:
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.

Xtreme Rare Earth Tube Magnet
Additionally, one Eriez Xtreme® RE Tube Magnet is housed within the pipe supplying chocolate to the enrober, a machine that showers the inclusio n-packed bars with a waterfall of liquid chocolate. Finally, one Eriez Xtreme®RE Grate Magnet is locate d inside a screener that processes recycled chocolate. In total, nine Eriez Xtreme® RE Magnets are utilized in the production process.

Result:
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.”