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Campbell recognised for food allergy awareness efforts

Campbell Soups has been honoured by the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) for its commitment to food allergy safety, awareness and education.

At an FAAN annual conference in Maryland, US, Campbell was recognised with a special achievement award for introducing a scanning technology in its plants to improve allergen labelling on its products.

Campbell partnered with Tactical Control to develop the “vision system” which is used to scan product manufacturing codes and ensure that they match UPC codes on the product labels.

The company said the vision system currently only exist its North American plants but there are plans to extend the system in Australia, Asia-Pacific and Europe.

“Food safety is our top priority and was the driving force behind Campbell creating the concept for the Vision System,” George Dunaif, global food safety vice president said.

“Campbell was the first company to install the hardware and software for our North American soup and sauce lines. Since we’ve implemented the system, we have virtually eliminated mislabelling at all of our plants in North America.”

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