Barcodes In Food Industry Play More Critical Role

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Barcodes In Food Industry Play More Critical Role

We're all well aware of the fact that barcodes in food industry play a very vital role, but now their roles may be expanding. Recently, an article at Food Production Daily indicated that in the future, barcodes will play a more important role in the food and beverage industries. According to Global Vision, a company headquartered in Montreal, Canada, the combination of barcodes and smartphones will be critical in how people shop. Global Vision's President, Rueben Malz, said that in the future, shoppers will be able to shop using their smartphones and barcodes. The shopper simply scans each item, adds it to his or her shopping cart, then checks out with the application charging the bank accounts automatically. According to Malz, should a smartphone not be able to read a barcode, retailers will be forced to send the affected products back to the manufacturer. This year, Global Vision released a packaging inspection suite called Proofware that is cloud-based. This inspection suite is capable of verifying proofs, artwork, text, Braille, and yes, barcodes. The suite contains a tool called BarProof, which is a verification tool designed specifically for verification of barcodes on carton or press sheet or labels, graded according to ISO, ANSI, and CEN standards. While barcodes have been around for longer than many of us care to remember, it's apparent they play a more important role today than ever before, given ever-increasing technology and smartphone capabilities. So, how can you be sure your barcodes are indelible and easily scanned with no issues? By choosing the right industrial coding and marking solutions. At Markem-Imaje, we provide a wide array of marking solutions for many industries, including foods and beverages. Browse our website to learn more, or talk with one of our professionals to learn more about the solutions we provide to manufacturers around the world.

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