Consumers today ideally expect to know their food sources and the ingredients of edible products available at the store to get a clearer picture of the degree of contamination. Food retailers and the entire food and beverage (F&B) industry are now operating very differently than they did some six months ago. The pandemic has brought immense shifts in supply chains, imposed new hazard controls, and—perhaps most importantly— turned consumer preferences upside down. To bring things back to normal, enterprises are revamping their strategies hoping to make 2021 the year of reckoning for the world’s food systems. The pandemic exposed the flaws of the global food supply chain that continues to be highly centralised and operating on a just-in-time basis. Keeping that in mind, farmers and distributors of food are now well aware of the need to adequately regulate the safety of their products to satisfy the requisites of a new generation of consumers. With the development of automated processing and packaging equipment, along with improved IoT connectivity and smart technology, companies are able to handle food safety more effectively and meet high quality standards. Additionally, blockchain technology is empowering organisations by offering them the ability to record and secure arbitrary and disparate kinds of data. Food safety is poised to benefit from this new method of data management. Advances in networking, storage, and processing have created a mass market for sensors delivering real-time data from across the food supply chain.
To help leaders navigate through the list of food safety solution providers in Europe, our panel comprising CEOs, CIOs, VCs, industry analysts and the editorial board of Food and Beverages Tech Review has narrowed down the top solution providers in this landscape who exhibit competence in delivering robust solutions and innovations.
We present Food and Beverages Tech Review’s “Top 10 Food Safety Tech Solution Providers in Europe - 2021.”