The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) has awarded The Campbell Soup Company a Special Achievement Award for its use of product scanning technology to reduce the risk of mislabeling.
The company partnered with Tactical Controls, which provides the hardware and software for a technology called Vision System. The technology scans can codes and label codes to make sure they match up, so that labels are always applied to the corresponding cans.
The system is now in use across all of Campbell’s North American plants and the company claims that due to the checks, it has not mislabeled a single can in the past two years.
CEO of FAAN Julia Bradsher said: “We commend Campbell Soup Company for recognizing the needs of individuals with food allergies by establishing safety measures for ingredient labeling of its products. We hope that other food manufacturers can follow its lead, as ingredient labels present a challenge for so many.”