Is your food manufacturing business looking for a technological solution to tackle labelling errors in the packaging hall?
If you’re a decision-maker in the food and drink manufacturing industry, there’s a good chance there’s nothing quite like the prospect of a product recall to keep you awake at night. Having a product withdrawn from shelves is costly in the short term, damaging to your brand in the long term, and in the worst cases a serious threat to public health.
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.
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.
The implications of a product recall in the food and drink industry can be very costly for the manufacturer, both in terms of financial losses and damage done to the reputation of the brand.
The pressure for compliance in food manufacturing has never been greater – but can we rely solely on paper-based systems to keep compliant and prevent product recalls as a result of errors on the packaging line?
An AutoCoding or labelling system can bring huge benefits to a business in terms of eliminating error on the packaging line and simplifying packaging compliance. But it’s also a big investment for any business, so it’s vital that the correct partner is selected and you pick the right solution that meets your business needs.
Many manufacturing companies are feeling the burden of packaging compliance in their factories, and the ever-changing rules and guidelines only add to the complexity of getting it right.