GFSI Global Food Safety Conference 2017

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GFSI Global Food Safety Conference 2017

Rentokil Initial is proud to be a Diamond sponsor of the GFSI Global Food Safety Conference 2017.

Themed Leadership for Growth, Innovation, Networking & Efficiency, the conference takes place in Houston, Texas, from 27 February to 2 March 2017 and will bring together over 1,000 leading food safety professionals from over 50 countries.

The impact of IoT: from farm to fork

The Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to have a major impact on the food supply chain — all the way from the farm to the individual buying food from a retail outlet. Based on research carried out by Quocirca in October 2016, this report, commissioned by Rentokil Initial, looks at the various areas where the IoT will enable the food supply chain to gain the maximum benefits.

Mitigating risk in the food supply chain

The Global Food Safety Initiative provides thought leadership and guidance on food safety management along the entire supply chain. Every year, experts from retail, manufacturing, food service industries, governments and service providers meet at the Global Food Safety Conference to share knowledge and promote collaborative approaches to managing food safety.

Against a backdrop of fast-paced developments in technology and an ever-changing global environment, the food industry is under increasing pressure to meet growing food safety demands. Rentokil Initial supports food businesses globally by harnessing innovation and expertise, and delivering technology-enabled service solutions to achieve audit compliance and mitigate risk through the supply chain worldwide.

Breaking new ground for the future of food safety

By 2020, it is forecast that 20.8 billion connected devices with sensors that monitor, measure, record and report on environmental and behavioural factors will be in use worldwide (Gartner, 2015). The benefits of this technology on food safety are far-reaching, enabling organisations to introduce boundary conditions and trigger alerts when control conditions fall outside prescribed limits.

At Rentokil Initial, our innovative wireless connect systems - PestConnect and HygieneConnect - are designed using sensor technology to keep watch over your premises and ensure hygiene standards at all times. We record the outputs from these systems, with our observations and recommendations, through integrated reporting and analysis systems called MyRentokil and MyInitial.

When this data is aggregated, analysed and combined with other public sources of information, we can generate valuable new insights that reveal new ways to improve food safety.

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