IoT-based HACCP-Compliance Automation for Food Safety and Management

$12.4 m Revenue

Goal: Automation of Food-safety Compliance, both Regulatory and non-regulatory

Meeting the highest global regulations and standards for food safety is critically important in ensuring that your brand attains international recognition for excellent food quality, safety, and responsibility. So, when our client wanted to meet the HACCP standards for food safety compliance and monitoring to open new business opportunities around the world, we focused innovation on the automation of farm-to-fork process automation.

Snapshot

Challenge: Non-compliance with HACCP; manual update of food records; data silos resulting in inaccurate hygiene data; lack of real-time insights

Solutions: Delivered a HACCP-compliant food safety monitoring system; built a connected ecosystem for accurate and timely monitoring of food quality; visualisation of real-time compliance data.

Benefits: Achieved regulatory compliance; automated record keeping; improved visibility across the food supply chain; delivered real-time insights.

Key Challenges

Demonstrating a real commitment to food safety and compliance with the latest food standards helps enterprises gain successful entry to global markets. Our client’s starting point was one where their existing food safety and management system was not HACCP compliant, threatening their credibility and reduced the profit and growth opportunities.

Traditional, reactive food safety measures such as spot checks and random sampling were not sufficient to keep up with increasingly stringent food safety standards. Moreover, factors such as manual record-keeping, delayed monitoring of kitchen hygiene, and disparate data sources made accurate food hazard analysis complex.

Visualisation of their food safety monitoring system was another major challenge. Without real-time insights, our client was unable to quickly and accurately monitor food quality and make timely and informed decisions to prevent or correct possible food safety hazards.

Our Client

Headquartered in the UK, our client is a leading provider of food safety and compliance solutions, including hardware and software, to businesses in the food, beverage, and hospitality industries.

Our Solutions

We designed and developed a cloud-based, HACCP compliant food safety system that analyses and controls biological, chemical, and physical hazards. This system enabled our client to use wireless devices to upload information about food hygiene, improving accuracy and accelerating the reporting and correction of possible food hazards. The newly-developed system uses scientific measures to identify critical control points, ensures risks are reduced to safe levels, tracks accountability and prevents deviation from standard operating procedures. This fully compliant system opened the gateway to international markets, improving the bottom-line and enabled our client build strong brand reputation.

 

Our team used IoT technology to create a food supply chain ecosystem that connects producers, manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, and other stakeholders through a unified platform. Sensors and actuators were embedded to remotely manage the inventory of perishable food items and maintain the temperature logs of freezers and refrigerators in real-time.

 

We also built a visualisation suite to monitor and regulate operations and provide a centralised view of data from multiple sources and locations. The visualisation suite empowered our client to analyse data, scrutinize processes, draw insights to calibrate risks, unlock trapped supply chain value, and ultimately, boost the safety and freshness of food.

Business Benefits

  • 100% compliance with HACCP guidelines
  • Real-time insights on food temperature driving improved decision-making
  • Remote monitoring of food hygiene
  • Centralised data collection and dissemination
  • Efficient inventory management
  • Improved gap assessment and risk analysis