Changes to Eating Behavior
Consumers have much higher expectations for the product quality, safety, sustainability, variety, and nutrition in their food and beverage products, according to studies by Nestlé and CSB. With heightened consumer interest in food safety, manufacturers should ensure their production processes are as safe, secure, and error-free as possible. These expectations have also increased the variety of products that manufacturers produce in their plants. With an increase in variety, automated food and beverage plants must manage more changes, configurations, modifications, and program code.