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The must-have detectable pen in food-safe environments (says BRC!)

24 April 2018 17:18:21 BST

 But now, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has stated that detectable pens are mandatory in food production environments.

The legislation comes in BRC’s draft Global Standard for Food Safety consultation Issue 8 in November 2017 (point 4.9.6.2 to be precise) that states ‘Pens used in open product areas shall be controlled to minimise risk of physical contamination (e.g. designed without small parts and detectable by foreign body detection equipment).’

So, to respond to heightened demand, we’ve expanded our range of metal detectable pens, with stock ready for fast delivery. From one-piece retractable polypropylene pens and clipless chrome finish pens to permanent markers, highlighters and drywipe pens, they all show up as bold as brass in x-rays and metal detecting machines.

Teknomek metal detectable pens are also shatter resistant and food grade, featuring silver ion antibacterial technology that’s effective against E-Coli, MRSA and Salmonella. Many come in a range of outer casing colours to work with your HACCP procedures, and we even have a pen for cold environments – designed to write at -20°C to +5°C, and underwater too should the need arise!

You can view the updated range on our metal detectable pens page.

- By Charlie Sorrell

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