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Posted 16 December 2020 - 03:11 PM

Hi guys, what is in your opinion the future of a technological and digital side of things in the Food Safety niche?

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Posted 16 December 2020 - 08:02 PM

Hello,

 

In what capacity do you mean? I.e. documentation & traceability systems / data collection devices in production / 'smart glasses' for remote auditing etc? Or just in general?



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Posted 27 December 2020 - 02:42 PM

Exactly, all that you mentioned, every possible tool, methodology or else, how they might look like and how will each of them might be used



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Posted 28 December 2020 - 04:44 PM

I think the future of technology also depends on the size of the company.

 

In my company, we don't really use technology because we are super small (4 employees total), it's cheaper and quite honestly easier to perform tasks manually.  The only two pieces of technology we use are wifi-enabled data loggers for temperature monitoring and Document Compliance Network for the storage of supplier documents; and I think I could build an excel spreadsheet to replace DCN.  That's not to say we don't keep electronic records, excel spreadsheets have some amazing functionality.



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Posted 08 April 2021 - 09:30 PM

Hi guys, what is in your opinion the future of a technological and digital side of things in the Food Safety niche?
Cheers!

[font=Calibri][size=4]Digitalproducttoday, here’s what I imagine the future of QC in food looks like: Everything will be spectroscopy and AI-based. There won’t be any sample prep or even chemical tests at all being routinely conducted, only sensors that are placed off-line/at-line/in-line (depending on the size of the production facility), and you’re simply presenting the sample to the sensor. From there a beefy, self-learning software package will take comprehensive chromatographic data and perform cross-checks between that data and pre-recorded data about known hazards, quality-related components, and previous batches. Out of the other end you’ll receive reports with actionable information (e.g. pass/fail/flag for more testing). Humans will essentially be taken out of the initial screening process allowing for precise administrative controls and removing the human error from sample prep/testing procedures/ and analysis. The closest thing we have to this currently is without a doubt hyperspectral imaging and the work it’s doing to perform comprehensive chemical analysis, monitoring multiple parameters simultaneously in a real-time, remote manner. If you haven’t heard of hyperspectral imaging before definitely look it up it’ll blow your mind.


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Posted 09 April 2021 - 11:52 AM

In the environmental monitoring program (EMP) arena, I envision predictive microbiology. When i was managing an organization's  EMP, i would manually review and trend the data (i.e EBAC, Salmonella, APC). Any upward trend  in EBAC & frequency of positives in Salmonella is cause for concern and immediate action.

 

Ai would do a better job in this process. A program would (I imagine) scan the entire Plant (no more swabs or ATP), determine microbial counts (no more 3rd party testing or rapid testing machines), alert Sanitation Team members to areas of concern and rescan the area for cleanliness. 


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Posted 09 April 2021 - 11:54 AM

Digitalproducttoday, here’s what I imagine the future of QC in food looks like:  Everything will be spectroscopy and AI-based.  There won’t be any sample prep or even chemical tests at all being routinely conducted, only sensors that are placed off-line/at-line/in-line (depending on the size of the production facility), and you’re simply presenting the sample to the sensor.   From there a beefy, self-learning software package will take comprehensive chromatographic data and perform cross-checks between that data and pre-recorded data about known hazards, quality-related components, and previous batches.  Out of the other end you’ll receive reports with actionable information (e.g. pass/fail/flag for more testing).  Humans will essentially be taken out of the initial screening process allowing for precise administrative controls and removing the human error from sample prep/testing procedures/ and analysis.  The closest thing we have to this currently is without a doubt hyperspectral imaging and the work it’s doing to perform comprehensive chemical analysis, monitoring multiple parameters simultaneously in a real-time, remote manner.  If you haven’t heard of hyperspectral imaging before definitely look it up it’ll blow your mind. 

 

Very imaginative and great forward thinking Jordan!







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