(Editor’s Note: This is an online-only article attributed to the February/March 2019 issue.)
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Throughout the food processing industry, traceability is on the minds of everyone from farm to fork. With thousands of possible steps on the way to the plate, there are plenty of opportunities for food to become contaminated.
Contamination can lead to product recalls, which can cost a company millions of dollars and damage a company’s reputation. When food recalls happen, it’s the responsibility of internal and external company investigators to identify and isolate the location of the problem along the food handling chain.
Identification is critical to a successful traceability program. Up until recently, batches were often identified with handwritten tags. Now, the industry is employing more sophisticated technology with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), which includes sensors, radio frequency identification (RFID), and barcodes.| | | Next → | Single Page