Recent years have seen a significant increase in farm-to-fork initiatives. Many food manufacturers are now investing heavily in traceability to follow the journey of products, yet this largely focusses on tracking technology rather than physical movement. Here, Andy Owen, managing director of electric tug specialist MasterMover, looks at the importance of efficient handling and logistics in the food and beverage industry.
The number of food product recalls and ingredient scandals throughout Europe in recent years has made many consumers understandably cautious about what exactly they are eating. As a response to this newfound scepticism, traceability is becoming increasingly important in the food supply chain. Read more