In recent years, food manufacturers and bakeries have encountered changes like growing trends of vegan and free-from dietary needs, as well as a more sustainability focussed market. These kinds of changes in consumer habits bring an expectation on businesses to adapt throughout their production and administrative processes.
Having a digital infrastructure in place will put your business in the best position to meet these expectations as and when they appear, providing greater clarity and flexibility in adapting your existing processes as well as implementing new processes if necessary.
For example, if a bakery is looking to add vegan products to their portfolio, an electronic traceability system or recipe management system can help them track and verify the ingredients used in producing such products to satisfy regulatory bodies and prove their product’s vegan status to customers.
Other cases might include digital technology helping you to:
- Set factory wide allergen controls to limit the risk of contamination and make product labelling easy.
- Ensuring sensitive recipes like free-from foods are handled accordingly with relevant evidencing available in just seconds.
- Eliminating paper from your operations to improve your carbon footprint and help your business reach net-zero targets.