Food plays a significant role in prevention of disease and aiding good health. The supply of such an important component of human survival is global and complex. The complexity can be attributed to ever-growing new food categories, new and diverse formulations, and new production methods. It, therefore, becomes necessary to ensure safety of our food supply and strengthen the monitoring system. This calls for modern approaches and methods to handle food, especially when bringing in digitization.

At this time, when the world is struggling with a global pandemic, our concerns are further heightened due to the multitude of problems and a changing business landscape. COVID brought forth the imbalance in the market place, a major shift in the behavior of our customers, an increase in dependence on e-commerce digital platforms for our purchases, the increased difficulties in traditional inspection, and compliance related work by FDA/regulatory/third party service providers. This demonstrates and strengthens the need for more real time, data driven, and agile methods to ensure a resilient system for the food industry, taking it a step closer to keeping customers, food industry workers, regulatory/third party service providers and employees safe during a global crisis and beyond.

A new approach to food safety involves leveraging of technology and other advanced tools and practices to create a safer, digital, and traceable food system. Read the whitepaper to understand how digitization can help reduce food supply chain disruption and utlimzately improve public health.