pharmaceuticals, are gaining confidence
in entering the market. Often, cannabis
products require specialized labels
for traceability and stating suggested
medical applications. State laws still
vary greatly, and companies should
be careful to know, and have tools to
track their compliance in all states and
countries that they do business.
• Food And Mood Connection.
Consumers are seeking ways to relax
and escape from stressful lives. Comfort
foods have traditionally been home-
cooked classics with a nostalgia feel,
like meatloaf and mashed potatoes. That
has evolved into a whole new group of
foods which use probiotics and herbal
adaptogens. These are sometimes
being found in beverage formulations,
such as teas. Just as in the cannabis
market, this category requires care in
labelling. Making claims which cross
over to medical or pharmaceutical
classifications will change packaging
requirements or spark potential recalls.
• Neuro-Nutrition. Neuro-Nutrition
is a relatively new science which
examines the relationship between
food and brain cells. The food and
brain connection is important — from
growing foods, to cooking, to how
we eat, to the nutrients themselves.
In the past year the use of EPA and
DHA omega-3s exploded and they
have become pervasive ingredients
in all categories of food and beverage
products, for all consumers, from
infants to seniors. IT solutions will
help manage the new product
introductions, as well as complex
resource needs and batch quality
control. As these new categories of
foods gain attention of regulators,
packaging details and compliance
demands will also escalate.
Today, more than ever before, any company
in the food and beverage industry has
great potential ahead. New opportunities
are emerging at an incredible rate.
But, companies need the mindset and
innovative software solutions that will help
them confidently move into the future.
Companies can turn to their enterprise
software vendor for guidance on leveraging
the latest tools available to help seize the
Mike Edgett is Industry & Solutions
Strategy Director of Process Manufacturing
With many game-changing innovations now
available, companies should start early to strategize
on the technology investments that will be key to
seizing new opportunities.
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