Food Safety Intelligence

Food Safety Intellegence

 

The world is moving at speed into a period where leading food companies focus on Continuous Improvement while also using deep Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to increase competitive advantage and proactively, assist management, predict food safety, optimize on efficiency, reduce costs and help guide both current and future decisions taken by the company.

 

What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)? 

Artificial intelligence is intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence displayed by humans.

The definition keeps changing over time and as machines have got better and perform more tasks, these tasks are often reclassified as not requiring intelligence.

 

What is a Machine Learning (ML) algorithm?

A Machine Learning algorithm is a set of program instructions used to build a model from “training data” in order to make predictions on “test data”.

While algorithms are not new, processing speeds of computers and the ability to identify where they can be put to use have improved considerably in the last decade.

 

Where could you use our AI solutions?

The ability to predict an Upcoming Challenge or Food Safety Non-conformance (NC) or Explain Fluctuations in Cost and understand their correlations, at first when things happen and then once an algorithm is trained before things happen, is where our Food Safety Intelligence service and expertise comes in!

 

What sets Food Safety Intelligence apart?

Food Safety Intelligence is a project based on our deep food safety understanding in collaboration with our Danish Data Scientist & Robotics team focused on bringing world-class machine learning skill and Artificial Intelligence (AI) best practice to clients around the world.

In simple terms, we transform a business challenge or problem into a testable use case which can be modeled with data.

Over 80% of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) project is tied up in the non-trivial task of preparing data for Machine Learning (ML) Algorithms and defining the 'features' of the project or how the information relates to a challenge.

We are Feature ID and Important Information Source Identification experts!

In simple terms, we know what the pain points and motivational factors are, who the key gatekeepers for specific processes are, across food sectors, how to align KPIs for the various stakeholders and where the correlating data is hidden within the food chain!!!

Our Food Safety Intelligence Lead Data Scientist and Robotics Engineer's goals are to also drastically reduce the time these types of projects are typically taking, thereby increasing the chance that models are good enough to deploy while continuously improving our vertically integrated service and solutions offering.

In simple terms, if the algorithm finds a gap that is related to a competency skill or lack of one, we have the capability in-house to bridge this with smart solutions for companies. 

Additionally, a number of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning projects do not get very far or provide useful insight because of the lack of food safety subject matter expertise of data scientists or vice versa.

At Food Safe both our food safety experts and data scientists have worked as one seamless team!

We have a track record of working together on a number of data science and automation projects for many years and have an intimate understanding of all aspects surrounding data science, food safety, risk control and the problematic areas within food companies, across a wide range of food sectors from farm to fork in highly respected global food processing and value-add markets. This benefits our AI and machine learning projects and the key reason clients choose to work with us.

 

Click for more information about the experience and background of our Lead Data scientist and Robotics Engineer on the project and Lead Food Safety Analyst on the project.

 

There is 'knowing about' food processing and really knowing about food processing and food safety! 

We have a number of commercially sensitive food safety-related correlations we know about that can impact and predict a food safety break-down so get in touch to understand how we can help.

The benefits from AI in the food chain and especially on farms (such as intelligent predictions of oestrus and sex of claves and the efficiency gains as a result) are well known but there are even more deep knowledge examples below of how well we really know food processing from farm to fork and where Food Safe's Artificial intelligence can be further leveraged.

Our machine learning and AI project can help:

  • Explain the key elements that relate to and impact Quality Control 1 (QC1) product within your processing environment, when it comes to food safety, quality, microbiological rating, and maximum shelf life, that fetch the highest market price for an ingredient.
    • How and why does this matter? If you are a company with say, a $500 million turnover, hard to identify Non-QC1 costs (NCs + Tracebacks + Downgrades + Dumping + Return Credits etc.) could equate to as much as a $10 million dollar loss per year! (this figure excludes additional costs related to brand damage, contingency liability and opportunity cost)
  • Explain the precise reasons why milk grading goes down sometimes (for a specific farm) for no obviously apparent reason.
    • How or why does this matter? If you are a farmer this means a payment fluctuation from the plant of up to $4,000 per day depending on the size of your herd and your lab test results can't pinpoint why.
  • Explain why your fresh produce appears to suddenly deteriorate on a retail shelf for an unexplained reason, as predictability of shelf life is critical and has a costly impact in the fresh food sector. 
  • Provide better insight into why you have unexplained spikes in Sulphite Reducing Clostridia (SRCs) in your raw milk on the farm, how this relates to the feed pattern + other factors and if savings can then be achieved by reducing the costly protein level, of your animal feed.

 

How do we ensure security by design in line with global best practice?

 

 

An Overview of our Machine Learning Projects and Timelines?

 

To register your interest or request a pilot AI project for your company, call us on 0800 003 097 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.