Advancing technologies are the most crucial factor in enabling safety standards in the food and beverage industry.
FREMONT, CA: The food testing industry is poised for rapid growth. There are a lot of concerns surrounding foodborne diseases today. However, advancing technological interventions can enhance food safety and mitigate the chances of contamination-related incidents. Especially in Asia-pacific, awareness about food safety has improved, and people are looking forward to optimized safety standards. Read on to discover how technology can ensure food safety and contribute to globalized food trade.
• Scanning Technology to Detect Contamination
A technology that is growing in popularity in the food safety domain is scanning. With innovative scanning tools, it is possible to determine bacterial or fecal contamination. Asia has a significant demand for meat. Optical scanning makes meat-testing effective. Routine visual inspections that food safety officers carry out have many limitations. The use of handheld scanners can make inspections easier, instantaneous, and cost-effective.
• Databases for Traceability
The quality of food is always linked to its authenticity. When food products are not manufactured from authentic goods or contain spurious materials, it becomes a primary concern in food safety. The best way to ensure the authenticity of the food is by increasing traceability. Digital platforms can play a crucial role in storing, managing, and utilizing food safety testing data. Such platforms enhance transparency and ensure that customers buy what is safe.
• Industrial IoT for Safe Manufacturing
Industrial IoT has the potential to bring an extensive level of accountability and safety into food production as well as food and beverage supply chain. Innovative methods of tagging products and production lines with smart sensors allow better visibility. This helps in preventing exposure of products to contaminants. RFID tags and temperature detectors embedded in packaging materials are changing the way food used to be packaged and transported.