Michael White, Executive Director & CEOProviding quality food is on top of mind for companies in the global food industry. However, the short shelf-life of many perishable food items presents a great challenge for food suppliers and processors to keep it safe and uncontaminated. The majority of businesses in the food industry are still deploying archaic practices of manual-driven paper-based records for monitoring food condition. Given the stringent regulatory requirements for food safety, companies need to curb manual practices which often yield inaccurate information. Today, most food businesses are looking to adopt innovative automation-driven technologies that can effectively monitor and control the temperature in the food safety environments. Spearheading the food storage and safety innovation with a next-generation IoT based critical control point (CCP) management system, CCP Technologies Limited is helping businesses overcome food safety and quality challenges. The CCP system monitors refrigeration performance in real-time and controls the operational processes to ensure the food meets the necessary government compliance mandates. “CCP helps clients to proactively reduce food wastage and increase monitoring effectiveness and cost performance,” says Michael White, Executive Director and CEO of CCP Technologies Limited.
CCP Technologies offers wireless sensor smart tags that are installed in the temperature controlled environments such as refrigerators, display cabinets, and cool-rooms. With the help of advanced Internet of Things (IoT) network, the CCP system collects data from the sensors across multiple locations in real-time. The collected data is then transmitted to the cloud, where it is analyzed to generate insights about the temperature variations and its impact on food safety. Enabled with this business intelligence, businesses can make better decisions and take relevant actions to keep food in the best possible condition. The CCP system also provides multiple dashboards that run on both web and mobile platform, providing businesses with real time updates on food safety in real time. In case of adverse events—such as sustained temperature breach over a time period—CCP relays notifications to its customers.
Unlike other food safety monitoring solutions, we deploy a range of technologies such as Wi-Fi, NFC, 4G Cellular, and Sigfox to provide the most reliable and cost effective communication available
“Unlike other food safety monitoring solutions, we deploy a range of technologies such as Wi-Fi, NFC, 4G Cellular, and Sigfox to provide the most reliable and cost effective communication,” explains White.
To elaborate more on CCP Technologies’ product and support system, White cites a scenario where one of its customers, despite having a food monitoring and management system, was lacking the notification feature on real time events. Managing out-of-tolerance scenarios posed a stiff challenge. Leveraging CCP Technologies’ food monitoring and management system, the client was able to monitor and record temperature conditions in real-time, and send notifications during adverse events. CCP Technologies enabled the customer to operate more proactively, identify potential hazards, and communicate that to the teams through mobile device.
Having created a niche for itself in the food safety management arena, CCP Technologies now plans to continue to provide innovative monitoring solutions and complimentary services that help them move up the chain in the food industry. “We also associate with distributor and refrigerator partners who act as resellers, significantly extending our growth opportunities,” affirms White. They are also focused on expanding their footprints in Australia and North America to extend their market reach. “Considering the massive potential of our IoT-enabled monitoring technology, in 2018, we are planning to service the health industry to monitor vaccine storage environments,” concludes White.