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Kevin Lobo, Food and Beverage Tech Review | Saturday, January 04, 2020
The food and beverage industry is increasing sustainability to decrease waste production and increase packaging inspection.
FREMONT, CA: Food safety laws and standards have been the primary drivers for emerging developments in the food industry in recent years. However, this is changing now as consumers in many sectors have a more significant influence on the latest trends, and the food industry is no exception.
Today when it comes to the manufacturing methods and the quality of the food and the packaging and other features of the product, customers have the highest standards. When these expectations are not fulfilled, they are not afraid to walk away.
Today, bad news and media attention spreads like flames across social media and the internet, making it much harder to contain the damage afterward. Compared to the past, enforcing a product recall has an even more significant effect on the food brand's image and company. It is only one of the many reasons why food producers have to ensure that the latest technology and techniques are used by their production lines to prevent any accidents proactively.
SUSTAINABILITY – LESS WASTE WITH PRIMARY PACKAGING INSPECTION
In many sectors, sustainability is a trending theme. Multiple variables may be utilized in the food industry, like organic products, materials, packaging, and manufacturing methods. When it comes to food protection and quality management, sustainability can be achieved by monitoring primary packaged goods.
A lot of good quality product flow is wasted in bulk processing simultaneously as the polluted portion of the product flow is discarded, and the production is removed. In secondary packaging and even higher quantities and their packaging materials are withdrawn from manufacturing in order to be reworked or, at worst, directly destroyed.
In addition to identifying foreign pollutants, none of these inspection methods permits the monitoring of otherwise non-conforming individual packaged products.
The inspection system can be set up in primary packaging to identify even smaller foreign objects inside the goods and reduce the number of false rejections due to a more continuous and unchanging flow of products. All this has resulted in the lowest amount of waste in the production of food.