Mettler Toledo and EVRYTHNG combine technologies for end-to-end traceability | 27-05-2021 |
Mettler Toledo Product Inspection has announced a strategic partnership with, AIPIA member EVRYTHNG, pioneers of the Product Cloud. The partnership provides food manufacturers, retailers and brand owners with an end-to-end traceability and food production reporting solution. This will enable aggregation of product data at every point in the value chain, for visibility, validation and real-time intelligence, they say.
Having full visibility of all product data will help to identify ingredient and packaging issues early in the manufacturing process, facilitating product recalls and traceability to a precise location.
The two companies, working collaboratively, hope to further digitalize the food safety landscape. The solution uses Mettler Toledo ProdX™ device data management software which monitors and collects product inspection information in real-time. The software records all inspection activity from the company’s product inspection systems – such as metal detectors, x-ray inspection, checkweighers and vision inspection technologies. This data can be integrated and modelled in the EVRYTHNG Product Cloud®, applying a new level of data intelligence to advance audit, reporting and food traceability use cases, for multiple stakeholders.
The integration between these technologies is founded in and aligned with the emerging digitalization programmes from food safety bodies such as the FDA’s “New Era of Smarter Food Safety”, and the GFSI’s “Race to the Top”. As well as being assured that their product digitalization activities are compliant with global standards, such as GSI Digital Link, food manufacturers can benefit from enhanced transparency and traceability of products.
“The digital transformation in food manufacturing is going to happen: it’s a question of when, rather than if,” said Rob Rogers, senior advisor food safety& regulations of Mettler Toledo Product Inspection. “We want to help food manufacturers to embrace that transformation, by making it as easy as possible for them. This partnership is about developing and providing a robust and proven infrastructure to handle the wealth of digital data”.
“The beauty of our partnership is that it will allow food manufacturers to not only extend food safety performance, but also to harness digitalization as a means to really take a leap into the future,” said Niall Murphy, CEO of EVRYTHNG. “Our solution will enable them to get ahead of the curve, by collecting and managing data for every individual product, in a way that is locked into already globally-accepted standards for digital track and trace.”