How Food Processing Technology Increases Accountability

Within the food processing sector of the hospitality industry there is increasing pressure to ensure food is traceable from its point of origin to when it ends up on consumer’s plates. Without accountability, food could originate anywhere, be the result of forced labour or contain unethical products. Accountability is also increasingly demanded by Governments around the world to ensure the problems identified above do not manifest to the detriment of consumers.

What Is Accountability In The Food Supply Chain?

Accountability in the food supply chain stems from transparent practices on the part of food manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and suppliers. Recent efforts by world Governments have been focused on increasing transparency across the entire supply chain to reduce the potential for food-borne illnesses to become present in contemporary societies. Transparency is achieved when processes in the food production industry can be observed by independent third parties without disrupting the supply chain or negatively impacting the production of end products.

How Does Technology Increase Accountability?

Technology enables food and beverage companies to identify where a food product or drink is at any stage in the supply chain. One example, logistics software, can be used to track food or beverage products and ensure they are being produced safely and compliantly in the context of local and international regulation. Other health-centric technology can identify when food or drinks have become contaminated with disease or harmful bacteria or microorganisms. During the COVID-19 pandemic, such technology was used to identify the risk profile of foods in terms of their potential to become infected with the COVID-19 virus. Finally, semantic technology is now used worldwide to endorse food products which can prove they are not the result of forced labour. Various seals of approval, like the free-trade mark, are used to inform consumers that they are eating or drinking ethically-sourced products.

Who Does Accountability Benefit?

As well as ensuring consumers are safe and free from ethical dilema, technology whose purpose is to increase accountability in the food sector benefits food and beverage companies in terms of their capacity to enhance their supply chain, reduce risk and maintain brand integrity. The technology is evolving and adapting at a rapid pace and should be implemented wherever possible in the Australian food processing sector. Australian food companies can improve their accountability with technology to expand operations, comply with national food safety and sourcing regulations and satisfy consumer demand for delicious, nutritious and ethically-sound products.

Lumix Procut Supplies Food Processing Equipment

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