Illinois-based Loma Systems® ( has completed the installation of a Bulk Flow X-ray inspection machine at McKaskle Family Farm, Braggadocio, Missouri. This followed the supply of a rental X5 SpaceSaver X-ray model in 2016, prompted by a customer asking the farm to urgently switch from metal detection to X-ray inspection technology to meet vital HACCP requirements.

Kaye and Stephen McKaskle farm over 2000 acres organically and cultivate crops including popcorn, basmati and long grain rice, soybeans, corn, cotton and oats.

The farm markets organic popcorn and rice under the Braggadocio® brand, and co-packs and provides bulk and ingredient organic grains. All McKaskle products are non-GMO project verified, orthodox kosher, OCIA and USDA certified organic.

The Spacesaver model offers a 25% improvement in detection performance compared with previous generation systems.

Stephen McKaskle says: “Both the Loma X-ray systems have helped strengthen our quality control processes by checking for contaminants that the metal detector would have been unable to find. It has alleviated a lot of stress from the business and provided the peace of mind that we have protection from the risk of costly product recalls and potential damage to our reputation and brand.”