Product recall is costly not only in terms of lost revenue, wasted materials, and production time but also in terms of brand reputation and brand loyalty. The sooner food safety issues can be addressed and mitigated, the lower the risk of a large-scale recall.
When food safety recalls do occur, it is critical for companies to be able to remove all spoiled or contaminated products from the market as quickly as possible to limit the impact on public health.
Identification solutions for food traceability not only facilitate faster recalls when they occur, but can help prevent recalls by verifying products at every step.
Traceability in food and beverage industries is more important than ever before, which is primarily driven by growing consumer demand for visibility into the origins of their food. Also, allergies and sensitivities to specific ingredients, such as those containing gluten, necessitate proper labeling of packaged food products.
However, as traceability has become even more critical, it has also become much more complicated due to the highly matrixed and global nature of food and beverage supply chains.
A reliable identification application is a foundation for track and trace solutions to ensure that food is safe for consumption and that the source of the ingredients are validated for health- and environmentally-conscious consumers.
Explore the identification solutions below, or contact us to discuss your specific application.
iVu BCR Series barcode readers combine powerful decoding capabilities with ease-of-use to solve challenging traceability applications. These versatile barcode readers are available with a range of lens, lighting, and user interface options.
Able to decode over a dozen commonly used linear barcode symbols, the TCNM sensor provides fast read rates, broad depth of field, and high resolution.