JBT Corporation Acquires X-Ray Food Inspection Company

JBT Corporation, a leading global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food & beverage industry, announced Wednesday it has purchased certain assets of Novus X-Ray LLC, a provider of advanced X-ray food inspection systems.

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CHICAGO (PRNewswire) — JBT Corporation, a leading global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food & beverage industry, announced Wednesday it has purchased certain assets of Novus X-Ray LLC, a provider of advanced X-ray food inspection systems. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Novus X-ray technology will be integrated into JBT's Protein and Liquid Foods system offerings, providing greater value to customers.  A dedicated and experienced technical team will support the Novus X-ray equipment, while selling will be enhanced though JBT's global sales network.

X-ray inspection systems offer significant food safety advantages over traditional metal detectors. X-rays can identify a wide range of metallic and non-metallic food contaminants. Additionally, X-ray inspection systems easily identify stainless steel – the most common metal used in food processing equipment, and a more difficult material for traditional metal detectors to identify.  The Novus X-ray system combines ease of use and low maintenance – similar to end-of-line metal detection – with the superior detection capability of X-ray.  

"Our customers want a contamination detection system that helps ensure food safety," said Steve Smith, Executive Vice President and President of JBT FoodTech. "In conversations with industry-leading food companies, Novus' technology stood out as having an attractive combination of detection capability, ease of software use and reliability."  

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