Why Should Food Enterprises Adopt IoT for Better Food Packaging?
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Why Should Food Enterprises Adopt IoT for Better Food Packaging?

By CIOReview | Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Most of the enterprises have started to adopt IoT and other new technologies, whereas the food and beverage sector has remained rather aloof to utilize new advances.

FREMONT, CA: The foodservice industry is a highly developed part where IoT can create real value for the enterprises that deliver, distribute, and sell the products. Without any doubt, the food and beverage industry can work with its maximum potential by adopting IoT. IoT helps companies gain higher food safety standards, enhance traceability, reduce waste, and decrease expenditure at various stages of food processing and packaging.

One of the main aims of the food and beverage industry is to offer to the end consumer the highest possible quality of food, which can depend directly on food storage before it enters the consumer's basket. Balancing adequate temperature and humidity levels are also one of the significant concerns about the handling of sensitive food products such as meat or dairy. Any compromise in food storage can have a significant impact on its efficiency, resulting in severe losses due to the failed and expired inventory.

After the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was implemented in the United States, it has been acting as a catalyst for a broader change in the food and beverage industry around the world. The innovations help to focus on food safety through mitigation, rather than responding to an issue of food contamination after it has occurred. The food and beverage solutions enabled by IoT, therefore, lend a hand to the companies to remain flexible and still adhere to the FSMA regulations.

Also, food and beverage logistics will use the IoT technology in their activities, such as monitoring the inventory in real-time and helping to automate replacement shipments. The industry can easily control the workings of the distribution chain, for example, by implementing RFID transmitters or GPS systems. It helps companies to be aware of consumer desires and to meet market needs in a much better way without any waste. The RFID tracking technology also receives exceptional transparency and benefits from the food supply chain by automating delivery as well as the shipping processes that track and control the storage temperature. It also helps shippers to monitor the product's position with the aid of GPS and collect valuable data based on the relative performance in various regions.

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