In 2015 the World Economic Forum defined the Fourth Industrial Revolution as being “characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres”. Industry 4.0, initially applied to the manufacturing industry, relies on a group of disruptive technologies including but not limited to:
However, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is about more than just technology- driven change. It is an opportunity to help everyone, including leaders, policymakers and people from all income groups and nations, to harness converging technologies in order to create an inclusive, human-centered future.
Where Industry 4.0 has been studied and applied across the Quality function quite extensively, not much has been done to date to outline the benefits (and potential challenges) of applying Industry 4.0 to Food Safety. This guide, developed by SSAFE with input from key partners, aims to do so by demonstrating how Industry 4.0 can be implemented across the food supply chain (from farm to fork), what some of the potential benefits and risks are, and how we can move forward together as an industry to maximize the potential of Industry 4.0 in the coming years, including (but not limited to):
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SSAFE has developed a guide to help the food industry understand what Industry 4.0 is and what it means in the context of food safety. The document recommends good practices and, through a series of case studies, helps demonstrate how food businesses along the food supply chain can best deploy Industry 4.0 to maximize the value and benefits of new technologies and strengthen food safety.
2017 was another record year for global food and drink industry acquisitions. Transactions averaged almost 14 a week; 40% more than five years ago.
To help packaging companies meet requirements in ISO 22000 (food safety management systems) as well as enable certification to a GFSI recognised scheme
The animal food, feed and ingredient industries play an important role in safeguarding food supply chains and protecting animal health.
Storage and transportation are integral elements in the food supply chain. Growers and food processors rely on proper storage and transportation practices