The exciting combo of AR and VR has great potential for the food and beverage industry in its quest to improve food safety.
FREMONT, CA: The expansive food and beverage industry employs and serves an astounding number of people. Besides, companies have to manage and run vast establishments and complex operations. Globalization and growing demand for food products have made it a little difficult for food and beverage companies to follow all global food safety norms. A mix of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) offer some exciting possibilities for the food industry. AR and VR can help companies overcome the traditional limitations and cater effectively to the growing customer base. Some ways in which AR/VR can impact food safety are discussed in the following list.
Enhanced Food Processing
AR technology has already found applications in industrial manufacturing facilities. The same applications can be leveraged in the food and beverage production and processing plants. Using AR headsets gives an assembly line worker all the critical information that can ensure safer food preparation or packaging. AR helps create detailed digital overlays in the peripheral vision of factory workers, enabling accurate steps that prevent potential spoilage or contaminations.
Efficient Employee Training
Food and beverage industry workers are given specialized training to help them with some specific skills relevant to a particular production facility. Every time a new worker joins the rank, companies have to conduct time-consuming and resource-intensive training. AR and VR technologies enable companies to simplify training and make workers attain skills faster through immersive visualizations. Well trained workers will mean better food safety practices.
Supply Chain and Warehouse Management
The food and beverage industry creates many perishable items that need to be stored and transmitted in optimal conditions. Managing and maintaining these storage and transport facilities is taxing. With AR/ VR, food companies can handle supply chains and warehouses with better degrees of control. Standard storage safety criteria can be easily implemented with AR/ VR.
Thus, the reasonably recent technologies of AR and VR can contribute a lot towards making food and beverage products safer. Besides, AR/ VR equips the food industry with the capability to ace food safety regulations.