Kanarie in de Kolenmijn

Environmental monitoring: the canary in the coal mine at a milk powder factory

Operations Manager Arie van Aalst had everything running smoothly in his brand new dairy factory. Or so he thought. Until that one day in spring, when everything was turned upside down by an outbreak of Salmonella. Months later, when the factory was allowed to restart, he had learned a valuable lesson. The canary in the coal mine had definitely sent a signal… So why did this remain undetected?

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Barcode scanning in (Food) Factories

Scanning in the factory proves to be a fantastic solution for reliable factory information
The photo is not about a box being held at gunpoint. You see an operator scanning barcodes on the box. In the past, operators had to record all codes manually on lists. That was time consuming with a high risk of errors. At this plant, they are glad they made the move to scanning. “Nobody wants to go back to the forms of the past,” says the team leader. “It’s important that I can now quickly find out exactly what happened in production. And that I can rely on it,” adds the Quality Manager.

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I wish I had a DIGITAL Batch report!

Digital batch reports provide significant benefits: it’s faster, simpler, more complete and more reliable. But how do you make this happen?
Batch reports become more and more important in the food industry. After all, it includes an overview of all quality control records, production checks, and production data of a batch.
Many food manufacturers still work with paper-based records or pdf files to record their quality tests and production checks. This means that batch release and complaint investigations require a lot of manual work.