Every year, millions of people experience mild to severe food poisoning. Many of these incidents occur because of bacterial contamination. Packaging the food item immediately after sterile processing minimizes this hazard, but only if the packaging is secure from leaks. Leak detection equipment located at the processing plant is of no value in detecting leaks that are incurred from damage during transport and distribution. Consequently, the food industry employs an array of methods to detect leaks and dispose of faulty packages before they reach the consumer.