The Industry 4.0 impact on food safety testing
The global food service market size was worth US$ 3.4 trillion in 2018 and
is expected to reach a value of US$ 4.2 trillion by 2024.
Friday, 29 November 2019
The demand for accurate food safety quality control has increased significantly in the last couple of years, primarily due to certain factors:
How can companies combat these issues at a business level while maintaining efficiency and stability? The answer lies in technology. The food industry needs to capitalise on agile and innovative advancements in food safety techniques to gain consumer trust and move forward towards a sustainable future.
The global food service market size was worth US$ 3.4 trillion in 2018 and is expected to reach a value of US$ 4.2 trillion by 2024. For manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and various stakeholders who intend to make the most of this market’s value – they will need to fundamentally shift their approach and move towards complete digital transformation.
Food Safety 4.0 is our movement towards that future.
Derived from Industry 4.0 principles, Food Safety 4.0 is not only a reflection of how things are done differently but also a digital revolution shaping the way businesses interact with their consumers. Food Safety 4.0 is a movement with a vision to digitise processes to achieve more – at every stage of the food safety value chain.
e-HACCP is TÜV SÜD’s innovative step in that direction. With e-HACCP, companies can digitise their food hygiene management with an easy app. With the current capabilities of automation and digitalisation integrated into the app, reporting and monitoring duties can be automated with the touch of a button.
With e-HACCP, you can go paperless with a smarter approach to quality assurance. By adopting TÜV SÜD’s integrated model, companies can meet their needs for safety, security, quality, and sustainability. With a strong vision of helping companies realise their digital transformation initiatives, e-HACCP is a solution aimed at creating an efficient reporting process for businesses, suppliers and companies worldwide.
Here are 4 benefits of going digital with the e-HACCP flowtify app:
To ensure efficiency and smooth daily operations, audits are a necessary part of a company’s functional workflow. Audits play a key role as:
Unfortunately, the main technological tool powering the “audit templates” has traditionally been the error-prone Excel sheet. Not only that,
e-Audit powered by flowtify is a single tool that reduces this administrative effort in internal and external audits and is cost-effective. With e-Audit, companies can increase efficiency by almost 50%.
With e-Audit, audits can be assigned to multiple auditors across multiple locations. Creation of templates for chapters, subchapters or entire audits is easy and different valuation keys can be created for different audit templates.
Scheduling is also easy, as the audits can be scheduled as one time checks and/or at regular intervals. The Web Dashboard speeds up review and approval processes, while calculation tools and intelligent templates provide accuracy and accessibility to audits . Advanced audit analysis is also possible as overall results are showcased in the dashboard along with preset ratings assigned to them.
Auditors can be actively supported in their checks by using videos, photos and PDFs to their advantage. Once done, audits can be marked as “complete” to avoid redundancy in efforts. As auditors can only see their assigned tasks, the sanctity of the audit is maintained. Another aspect of all company operational processes is the safety and security of their data. The e-Audit tool archives all data for 5 years on servers externally and the data is protected.
With e-Audit, transparency is assured at the highest level. Rights for internal/external auditors, reviewers can be distributed easily, thereby ensuring uninterrupted and efficient workflow.
Optimisation of food safety processes requires digital intervention and the time for transformation is now. Contact us for more details and let’s make an impact, together.
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