Globalized supply chains, digitalization and stronger reporting of food safety scares have all led consumers and regulators to demand greater transparency from food manufacturers. However, many food companies do not have a clear understanding of what transparency means, why to pursue it, what it involves, or how to improve it.
An article in the April Food Logistics explores how food manufacturers can tackle such a huge issue.
For food manufacturers that utilize the Industrial Internet, the possibilities to ensure transparency are endless. From the capability to conduct powerful and speedy data analysis, to end-to-end traceability on all production lines, any modern food and beverage manufacturer should be seriously considering a move into the Industrial Internet if they want to stay competitive both on the factory and store floor.
Transparency starts with food manufacturing operations. Although this may sound easier than sifting through the multiple levels of supply chain transparency, in fact, it can be quite challenging.
Food manufacturers may have a good grasp of all their workflow processes, but it’s also important they have the ability to make appropriate information available in real-time to regulators, consumers and internal food safety personnel.
A key first step to obtaining the necessary real-time information for transparency in processing is to conduct an internal audit to certify that proper food safety practices are being abided by and reported on.
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