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How AR and VR Fuel Food Safety

Food and Beverages | Friday, August 07, 2020

AR and VR technologies, along with benefiting several industries, are also helping the food and beverage industry in maintaining food safety.

FREMONT, CA: The widespread food and beverage industry employs and serves a staggering number of people. Besides, organizations have to maintain and run enormous establishments and sophisticated operations. Globalization and growing requirement for food products have made it somewhat difficult for food and beverage businesses to follow all global food safety measures. Integration of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) provides a few exciting possibilities for the food industry. AR and VR can assist businesses to overcome the traditional limitations and cater efficiently to the burgeoning customer base.Food Safety

AR technology has now found applications in industrial manufacturing facilities. The likewise applications can be harnessed in the food and beverage production and processing plants. The use of AR headsets gives an assembly line operator all the critical information that can guarantee safer food packaging or preparation. AR helps in creating comprehensive digital overlays in the peripheral vision of factory workers, facilitating precise steps, preventing potential spoilage, or contaminations.

Food and beverage industry employees are given specialized training to assist them with some particular skills relevant to a specific facility of production. Every time a new employee joins the rank, businesses have to resource-intensive training and conduct time-consuming. AR and VR technologies facilitate companies to streamline training and make workers achieve skills quicker through immersive visualizations. Well qualified workers will mean more dependable food safety practices.

The food and beverage industry generates many perishable items that necessitate being stored and transmitted in optimal circumstances. Managing and maintaining such storage and transport facilities is taxing. With AR/ VR, food businesses can handle supply chains and warehouses with greater degrees of control. Standard storage safety criteria can be implemented easily with AR/ VR. Thus, the fairly recent technologies of AR and VR can provide a lot towards making food and beverage products safer. Besides, AR/ VR implements the food industry with the ability to ace food safety regulations.

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