Food Industry Using Internet of Things
The digital space in India is undergoing a major transformation and with Modi’s government came out with the “digital India program” with a vision of transforming India into digital empowered society and knowledge economy. IoT will play a vital role in achieving this, hence representing a big opportunity for the IoT industry for growth and improvement.
As per the Inspection, India Govt. is expects to Capture 20% share in the global Internet of Things IoT market in the next five years and the overall global market is estimated to touch US$ 300 billion by 2020.
Now India already has a strong base in technology and one of the most important IoT initiatives for India will be delivering health, education and financial services to remote areas which building a bridge between rural and urban India with IoT will be a major step in empowering millions in rural India tackling.
As IoT implemented in every sector of India like education, smart city, healthcare, power grid, etc at the same time, food industry also implemented all the features of IoT technology.
Four Way Food Companies Are Used IoT Technology
Food Safety Efficiency
Introducing internet of things (IoT) in the food industry is helping to reduce the risk of food illness outbreak. A real time temperature tracking sensors that have the ability to monitor the temperature of a product from the time it leaves a farm to the moment it leaves the grocery store. There is several sensors are used to monitor key production condition, shipping time and most important temperatures.
According to the report of food and agriculture organization of United Nations, one-third of human food production is lost or wasted globally in every year. It not only causes for loss of money but also it damaged our environment by increasing carbon gas in the atmosphere. By using IoT technology, we can easily monitor the condition of all food products and send the real time data to the allocated person, which reduces the wastage of food.
Address Several Issues In Faster Way
With IoT technology farmers can collect data directly from their production, which allow them to tell us easily how and where it was grown, cooked or processed to how it can or should be consumed.
Real-time tracking has become faster by using storage that automatically indicates when they need to be replenished and trigger for materials to be retrieved.
As we know most of the maintenance is reactive or preventive, but not predictive thus by implementing remote equipment monitoring we can predict issues before they happen and saving your time and money.
Optimized production processes
Sensors continuously check for color and specks during flour production, which helps in rectifying them immediately. Sensors measure the moisture content together with cash or protein content and enable optimization of the production process in real-time. Imagine a smart fridge whose optical scanner alerts you about a food recall.
A sensor, internet connection and the ability to communicate are three ingredients make up the Internet of Things technology. With the growth and availability of the Internet of Things (IoT), the food industry is in line for some major shifts especially when it comes to trends in food safety. Food manufacturing companies can use the IoT technology to maintain the highest quality standards with the security of having the same product, with the same superior quality anywhere and anytime.