The full visibility of all product data means that problems with ingredients and packaging can be identified early in the manufacturing process and product recalls reduced. In addition, if necessary, the technology can track the exact location of substandard products in the market for quick retrieval.
The two companies working together are able to advance the digitization of the food safety space. This is achieved through Mettler-Toledo ProdX ™, Data management software, real-time monitoring and collection of product inspection data. The software records all inspection activities of the Mettler-Toledo product inspection systems, in particular metal detectors, X-ray inspection, checkweighers and visual inspection technologies. The data can then be integrated into the ALL Product Cloud ™and makes it visible in every web-based application.
The integration of these technologies is based on the emerging digitization programs of food safety authorities such as the “New Era of Smarter Food Safety” by the FDA and the “Race to the Top” by the GFSI. Additionally, EVRYTHNG co-chaired the GS1 standards development process that resulted in GS1 Digital Link – the first platform on which consumer product brands can digitize products on a large scale.
Not only can food manufacturers rest assured that their product digitization activities meet these global standards, they can also benefit from improved transparency and traceability of manufactured products, more informed decision-making, greater automation and lower operating costs.
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A key aspect for this level of transparency and traceability is Active Digital Identity ™ (ADI) – a unique digital identity that is assigned to products in the EVRYTHNG Product Cloud ™ at individual product, SKU or batch level. The ADI ensures that all data is recorded and stored during the entire life cycle of a product. This information can be used by food manufacturers, retailers, and food safety inspectors to help ensure compliance with food safety regulations and contract requirements. Also, improve supply chain performance with greater flexibility and integrity.
“The digital transformation in food manufacturing is about to happen: it’s a matter of when rather than when,” said Rob Rogers, senior advisor on food safety and regulations at Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection. “We want to help food manufacturers accept this transformation by making it as easy as possible for them. The two main factors to consider right from the start are gathering manufacturing data and easily and efficiently providing that data to improve food safety and supply chain performance. The partnership between Mettler-Toledo and EVRYTHNG is about developing and providing a robust and proven infrastructure for handling this wealth of digital data. “
“The beauty of our partnership with Mettler-Toledo is that it not only enables food manufacturers to improve food safety performance, but also to use digitalization to really take a leap into the future,” said Niall Murphy, CEO of EVRYTHNG . “Food safety is a critical factor for all food manufacturers. Our solution enables them to stay ahead by collecting and managing data for every single product that comes out of their factory in a way that is tied to already globally recognized standards for digital track and trace. “