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Food manufacturing

Published on 14 April 2016


  • Food product manufacturers
  • Packaging manufacturers
  • Equipment (machinery) manufacturers
  • Public health testing organizations

The 21st-century food manufacturing industry must reduce water consumption and limit greenhouse gas emissions while ensuring that their products are healthy, nutritious, and appetizing.

CEA Tech is taking a “factory of the future” (FoF) approach to these challenges, addressing the entire food manufacturing process from crop to supermarket. Advances in cobotics and production line instrumentation will make factory workers’ jobs safer and easier and improve process quality. Other CEA Tech research will help make factories more energy efficient.

CEA Tech technologies can also contribute to the final product; these include smart packaging, online consumer feedback tools, and early detection of pathogens.