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Metal Pens

Our retractable metal pens are a great, hygienic option for food factories. Please familiarise yourself with our various ink options to choose the best pen for your working environment.

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  1. Stainless Steel Retractable Pens (Pack of 10)
    From $34.88
  2. Detectable Pen Dispenser / Holder
    From $54.38
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Metal detectable pens are commonly used in the food industry for several important reasons:

  • Food Safety Compliance: Food safety standards like HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) emphasize reducing risks of contamination in food production and processing. Metal detectable pens help meet these safety requirements by minimizing the risk of foreign objects entering food products.
  • Metal Detection Equipment Compatibility: Food processing facilities often use metal detectors and X-ray machines to identify foreign objects in food products. Metal detectable pens are designed to be easily detected by this equipment, allowing swift identification and removal if they get lost or broken during production.
  • Reducing Contamination Risks: Ordinary pens can break or lose parts (like caps or clips), posing a risk of contamination if these pieces end up in food products. Metal detectable pens are designed with durable materials and robust construction to minimize breakage and reduce the risk of contamination.
  • Durability and Longevity: Metal detectable pens are generally made from stronger, more durable materials, allowing them to withstand the harsh conditions of food production environments, such as moisture, temperature changes, and cleaning chemicals.
  • Ease of Traceability: If a metal detectable pen or part of it goes missing, it can be quickly traced and removed from the production line thanks to metal detection systems. This capability enhances traceability and control over the production process.
  • Regulatory Compliance: The use of metal detectable pens can help food manufacturers comply with industry regulations and avoid costly recalls due to contamination. This compliance is crucial for maintaining customer trust and meeting safety standards set by regulatory bodies like the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).
  • Quality Assurance: Implementing metal detectable pens as part of a broader quality assurance program helps ensure that all aspects of production meet safety standards. It demonstrates a proactive approach to maintaining food safety and product quality.