Defect and Foreign Object Detection (DFOD)

Inspects naked cheese blocks for mould and foreign material prior to further processing.

Industry Dairy Med
Need to scan naked cheese blocks for mould and foreign material contamination in a high hygiene area?
The Defect and Foreign Object Detection (DFOD) unit provides the critical control point for cheese blocks entering a processing plant, prior to further processing.

The latest model of this technology has been specifically designed to inspect each block after the bag has been removed. The DFOD inspects for visible colour defects like mould and blue plastic.


  • Provides the critical control point prior to slicing or shredding, after bag removal
  • Efficient and reliable machinery with meticulous detection
  • Full washdown capability makes it suitable for high hygiene areas
  • Automating the cheese inspection process means reduced labour – allowing staff to be re-deployed to higher value work


  • Inspects all 6 sides of the block
  • Suitable for full hygiene washdown requirement
  • Easy to use interface
  • Compact size, for easy integration into new or existing lines


Recognised as a world leader in automated reverse packaging and product handling systems, we acquired Haden & Custance (H&C) in 2016.

While many other companies provide solutions to putting product into packaging, we are specialists in removing packaging from product ready for further processing.

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