In response to the introduction of stricter rules, regulations and codes of practice set by retailers, food manufacturers have recognised the need to change their packaging, labelling and date code processes in order to keep compliant. Breaches of these codes of practice can result in substantial penalties as well as loss of reputation.
Recently we got to grips with how exactly the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is relevant to food and drink manufacturers.
In any factory there should be a desire to ensure all equipment is working to the maximum efficiency and output. Failure to do so results in higher operating costs and reduced profits.
Access to real-time data is crucial for factories to excel in both food safety and efficiency. Recording real-time events is essential in order to provide an accurate understanding of efficiency and downtime losses, enabling proactive steps to be taken to improve.
Best practices in labelling are just as important as best practices in production. Your customers rely on you to communicate accurately with them (such as listing the correct ingredients or allergens) and when things are incorrectly labelled – potentially resulting in a product recall – your brand's reputation is put at risk.