SSAFE has launched a free guide that demonstrates how Industry 4.0 can be implemented across the food supply chain from farm to fork. Through a series of real-life case studies, SSAFE’s guide demonstrates the potential benefits that can be created and captured across a food business through thoughtful and deliberate application of Industry 4.0 technologies, including:

  • Strengthening traceability and transparency capabilities.
  • Providing process assurance
  • Allowing parametric release of food products
  • Bolstering predictive capabilities of food safety issues and enhancing the resilience of food products/processes
  • Supporting continuous improvement of quality and food safety.

Technology across the world is advancing very rapidly, from new testing capabilities to predictive analysis through Artificial Intelligence (AI). A differentiator is knowing how, what, and where to invest to advance food safety for impact and capture the benefits from a value creation perspective.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) 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 relies on a group of disruptive technologies such as connectivity, data, analytics, human-machine interaction, and advanced engineering to drive insights and speed in decision-making. 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 to co-create an inclusive, human-centered transformational future.

The conundrum is how to apply it to food safety. The latest guide from SSAFE explores how the food industry can collectively ensure maximum benefits are captured applying industry 4.0 in delivering safe food everywhere.