Focus on modern technology –
The multiple roles that modern technology plays in increasing food production, processing and packaging cannot be underestimated. For example, using modern technology to improve processing and packaging can improve shelf life and food safety. The use of machinery in the food industry also guarantees quality and accessibility. The use of machinery reduces the cost of keeping fresh food and increases productivity.
Likewise, modern technology such as the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, modern agricultural machinery and artificial selection have been used to increase food production. The development and use of chemical fertilizers on agricultural land increases nutrient levels in the soil, thereby increasing crop yields.
When it comes to food processing, modern technology is helping food manufacturers produce more efficiently for an ever-expanding global population. When it comes to food, technology isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind. However, technology over the years has changed the way we produce and find our food through apps, robotics, data and processing techniques.
According to a recent ING report, technology is helping food manufacturers produce more efficiently for a growing world population. There are 7.5 billion people in the world right now and that means higher demand for food every year. By using technology to improve processing and packaging, it can improve the shelf life and safety of food. According to Nicole Martin writing for www.forbes.com, these are the machines to consider.
Robotics and machinery
The use of machinery in the food industry also guarantees quality and accessibility. The use of machinery reduces the cost of keeping fresh food and increases productivity. Robotic machines can help eliminate safety concerns for the most dangerous jobs in the food industry. In 2016, a technology company rolled out a program for butchery. By using robots to cut the toughest meats, they can prevent many workplace injuries. This is just one of the many ways technology can improve the industry.
Over the past few years, 3D printing has really taken off in many industries and the food industry is one of them. There have been several NASA food 3D printing applications printing soft food creation pizza for those who cannot chew hard foods. It opens the door to innovation by being able to create a lot of things that we weren’t able to do before while also being able to contribute to food sustainability. There are many ways 3D printing is disrupting the industry.
Precision agriculture is a big player when it comes to how technology can make a difference. It is the use of GPS tracking systems and satellite imagery to monitor crop yields, soil levels and weather conditions to increase farm efficiency. Not only can they see everything that’s happening in the fields, but they can also use the analysis of the results to test the soil and the health of the crops.
Packaging and Waste
One of the biggest concerns of consumers right now is to have healthy and sustainable products. Consumers pay attention to harmful labels and ingredients, especially with social media there is not much left for companies to get away with. Many businesses are using technology to help them “go green.” By using robotics and digitalization, companies in the food industry are able to find alternatives to environmentally harmful plastics and other packaging.
Consumers are also researching where companies source their products and how they manage their waste. Currently, 40% of American food is thrown away every year. With the help of technology, progress is being made to reduce this number and utilize the extra food.
An app, Copia uses its extensive food waste reduction dashboard to connect businesses with surplus food to local shelters, after-school programs, and other nonprofits. Copia’s analysis software manages and tracks their excess to save money and reduce their overall food waste.
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Technology is constantly evolving to make our lives easier. It is therefore essential to keep up to date with the latest F&B technologies to help you grow your business effectively.
Here’s a first look at some of these exhibitors showcasing their best hardware and software on-site this year, find out more below:
JUSTFOOD has been a long-standing supplier to fine dining establishments, quick service restaurants, supermarkets, hotels and company canteens. JUSTFOOD has been operating in Nigeria since 1995Mbpack
Mbpack is one of the largest French companies specializing in packaging solutions for transport and hygiene. Bakery, patisserie, croissant, butcher, catering, supermarket, takeaway, restaurant, bars, fast food, food protection etc. We have 800 references in the leaflet. 70% of our products are made in Europe, including 43% in France.
Akdeniz Depo Lojistik Ekip Hirdavat
Akdeniz Rack and Temesist companies, with more than 45 years of experience around the world, specialize in the design, manufacture and distribution of storage systems that comply with the strictest European standards. Whatever your industry, we have the right knowledge, a wealth of experience and the perfect solutions to meet your logistics challenges.
Somtas Makine Ambala
Somtaş was established in 1993 as a family business in Turkey. Our journey as Somtaş converting equipment started in 2008 with the manufacturing of paper bag machines and its production capacity was increased. With the advancement of technology, the transition to fully automated machine systems has taken place, thus prompt service, high quality and reasonable price policy have been targeted.
Rentokil Boecker® is part of Rentokil Initial, a global business services company operating in over 80 countries with over 90 years of service, and is today the largest public health company in MENAT. We provide industry-leading sustainable innovations, top-notch service, and care for our colleagues, customers, and communities.
Orda Africa is Nigeria’s leading cloud-based restaurant management operating software that empowers Africans to manage, operate and scale their businesses. Founded in 2020, Orda’s vision is to ensure that small and medium food businesses have the right tools to understand, analyze and manage their operations. Click below to find out more: https://orda.africa
Sendy Limited, a leading technology company in Africa enabling businesses to achieve more through Sendy Fulfillment and Sendy Supply. Sendy Fulfillment is a fulfillment service for online sellers, allowing them to focus on growing their business and selling more. Sendy Fulfillment is a digital platform that relieves online sellers of logistical difficulties while insulating them from high logistics-related operational costs. Sendy picks, stores, packs and delivers orders on behalf of vendors in Lagos and Abuja. Click below for more: https://website.sendyit.com/nigeria/fulfillment
Member of Africa’s largest group of manufacturers and suppliers of kitchen, catering, refrigeration and laundry equipment to the Nigerian fast food, hospitality and retail sectors. We offer turnkey solutions, national technical support and manufacturers’ warranties on all our equipment.
. Food makers should therefore attend the Food and Beverage West Africa Show 2022 from June 14-16 at the Landmark Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos to see the most modern on display.