Wednesday, September 27, 2023

JentonDimaco launches real-time Veri-VIEW at PPMA Total 2022

Underpinning its commitment to help food manufacturers reduce waste and avoid
unnecessary emergency product withdrawals (EPWs), at PPMA Total 2022 (Stand A42)
JentonDimaco – part of the Jenton Group – unveiled its newest food label verification
innovation, Veri-VIEW.

After biological contamination, label related defects are cited as the second most common
cause behind costly and brand-damaging product withdrawals and retailer returns. Typical
errors include incorrect use-by dates, missing allergen, country of origin or cooking time
information, illegible barcodes, special promotions, or mis-aligned and crumpled labels.
Many of which can be attributed to printing faults or human errors. And all of which are
entirely preventable with the use of automated label verification technology.

Speed of response is critical. To support this, JentonDimaco has engineered a new software
providing an instant overview of label integrity.

Demonstrated alongside JentonDimaco’s extensive online and offline label verification
systems, Veri-VIEW offers real-time viewing of all the data generated by every Veri-PACK
system on the factory floor, from one convenient central display.  Presenting the current
status and KPIs, Veri-VIEW gives lineside QA managers all of the data needed to constantly
stay on top of all labelling issues. Closing the data, audit and supply chain traceability loop.

Managing Director Dr Russell Sion explains: “JentonDimaco label verification systems are
an efficient way to authenticate all aspects of data and artwork on retail labels including
price, barcodes, use-by dates and artwork revisions. All of this data is verified against a
master specification held on the JentonDimaco Veri-CENTRAL server, which sources data
from each food manufacturer’s MRP server or production spreadsheets.

“This automated alignment of data significantly mitigates the risk of human errors, most of
which occur in fast paced food processing and packaging environments due to operative
fatigue and when variable and non-variable data doesn’t match up.”

Verifying the very latest data

Applying JentonDimaco’s advanced optical character recognition (OCR) software, Veri-
PACK units can scan up to 200 pack labels per minute, triple the speed and more reliably
than the human eye. Additionally, the technology can simultaneously inspect characters, 1D and 2D barcodes, data-embedded barcodes, numbers, RFID and LFC tags, plus much
more. Always verifying against the very latest data.

Veri-PACK units can be supplied as off-line sampling stations, online systems integrated into other packaging machines, or as independent conveyorised units with reject devices.
Rather than random samples, a Veri-PACK unit inspects the label on every pack. Providing
food processors with 100 percent assurance that every pack meets the labelling criteria. This also reduces the volume of false rejects and consequently preventable food manufacturing waste.

All verification data including images and statistical data from every Veri-PACK is securely
stored on Veri-CENTRAL for future reporting and auditing. The addition of Veri-VIEW
software completes the cycle, enabling production and QA personnel to see what’s
happening in real time without having to log in to the system.

Lastly, if a supermarket makes a label adjustment during the production run, for example to a price, the JentonDimaco Veri-CENTRAL server will pick this up instantly. This information is then automatically relayed to every Veri-PACK labelling system within seconds and the action taken documented on Veri-VIEW.

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