F&S Produce started 37 years ago from one man with a great idea. Today, the Vineland, N.J., company is a a supplier of refrigerated fresh-cut and frozen produce, purees and specialty prepared foods that processes over 100 million pounds of produce annually for retail, foodservice and industrial customers. To meet rising demand, F&S Produce opened a third facility in November 2018, and installed six Signature Touch metal detectors from Mettler-Toledo Safeline, Tampa, Fla., to maximize food safety on the new packaging lines.
“Metal detectors are an essential part of our food safety program and were non-negotiable when we were planning our new plant. We have been using Safeline metal detectors from the beginning in our other facilities and have been very happy with their performance. Plus, we have great relationships with Mettler-Toledo and our longtime sales rep, Joe Young from Reliant Packaging Machinery, [New Garden Township, Pa.] It just made sense to work with them again,” says Sam Pipitone Jr., president and founder of F&S Produce. “To do our due diligence, we considered other suppliers, but the Signature Touch systems offer the best value. They give us all the user-friendly functionality we need at a great price.”