Upcoming Technologies in Food Industry in 2022

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The food industry isexperiencing a multitude of changes that have drastically altered the way weeat. With the advancement of technology, food manufacturers are improving theefficiency and quality of their products. There are many upcoming technologiesthat will have significant impacts on food production, storage, anddistribution in 2022.

In 2022 the Food Industry willbe using a lot of emerging technologies. From robotic chefs to intelligentfridges that know when to order groceries, this article tells you about all thenew advances in technology for eating and cooking. Food industry is one of themost challenging industries to be in since consumers demand the best qualityand variety. The future of food industry is expected to be very bright as therewill be various emerging technologies that will affect the industry indifferent ways. Food industry is on a roll these days with the growth ofresearch and development activities in food manufacturing. New technologies arebeing developed to make the process simple and cost-effective.


Top 10 Food Technology Trends in 2022

Alternative Proteins:Consumers are shifting towards alternative protein sources due to both healthand environmental concerns, making it one of the most relevant Food Technologytrends.

Nutraceutical: There is anincreasing concern for the impact of food habits on health and a growing needfor essential nutrients for a healthy lifestyle. With the COVID-19 pandemic,consumers are focusing more on eating healthy, making nutraceuticals a topemerging trend in the food industry.

E-Commerce: E-commerce hasbeen in the spotlight in the food & beverages industry for a while now.But, the COVID-19 situation further pushed innovations in food supply chains.Food brands utilize digital platforms to offer on-demand online deliveryservices and reach customers through direct-to-customer (D2C) distributionmodels.

Food Safety &Transparency: As customers now are more thoughtful about the quality of foodproducts they buy, food safety is a significant concern. With smart labels andstandalone food grading devices available to customers, it is easy for them tomake knowledgeable decisions before choosing food items.

Personalized Nutrition: Therise in nutrition awareness among consumers is driving the demand forpersonalized nutrition solutions. These are not only limited tonutrigenomics-based diets but also personal preferences such as sugar andgluten-free diet, vegan diet, and clean label food products.

Restaurant Digitization:Restaurant digitization provides enhanced customer experience and enablessmooth operation management. Plus, it helps restaurant businesses to gatherdata points at each stage, enabling data-driven decision-making throughout theoperations.

Digital Food Management: Bigdata analytics and AI, along with real-time monitoring, enable digital foodmanagement from farm to fork. Startups develop food management solutions tohelp food producers optimize manufacturing processes and supply chainoperations.

Food Waste Reduction: A largefraction of the food produced globally is lost or wasted. Therefore, curbingfood wastage is critical to addressing food insecurity. Food entrepreneurs andlarge corporations now focus on reducing food wastage to minimize environmentalfootprint and save costs. Food monitoring solutions help food producers,restaurants, and smart cities reduce their food waste.

Robotics: The food &beverage industry incorporates robotics into the entire value chain to advanceefficiency, consistency, and scale during food production. Food brands alsodeploy hospitality robots at hotels and restaurants to improve customerconvenience and safety.

3D Food Printers: 3D foodprinters enable personalized diet and alternative protein-based meals, as wellas precise and reproducible nutrition. Even though material extrusion is themost common food printing method, startups are using laser and inkjet foodprinting, as well as bio-printing methods, to develop food products. Theseapproaches focus on increasing the quality and precision of 3D-printed foodproducts.

Few Examples of above technologies:

Lactonova - A Hyderabad basedcompany is into alternative proteins

Sydler - A Mumbai basedcompany is into nutraceuticals

Box8 - Desi Meals: A Mumbaibased start-up in the field of e-commerce for online food orders.

IIFPT - This institute isworking on 3D food printers. Interestingly, even food industry waste streamscan get converted into value added foods using 3D food printing and it cancontribute to sustainable food processing practices.

 

Growth Drivers for Food Industry:

The field of the food industryis an integral part of our lives. It is estimated that global food consumptionhas increased by 30% over the last decade and will grow in years to follow.Food industry is characterized by change over time. Due to technologicaldevelopments, availability of new products, environmental impacts, changingconsumer needs and regulations, food processing companies must adapt constantlyin order to succeed in today's market and remain competitive in the fastchanging world.

According to research data,till 2022 the food industry will be significantly impacted by the breakthroughin technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, andnanotechnology. These changes are going to have a great influence on the foodbusiness, including product quality and safety, supply chain monitoring andtracking, sustainability, and more.

Food production anddistribution technology is changing faster than ever, making it harder for theaverage consumer to keep up. In 2022 these developments will have a significantimpact on the food industry.

Also new technologies in foodprocessing, packaging and preservation have been emerging with great potentialin the coming years. They are likely to influence various aspects of the foodindustry such as production processes, food safety, quality and consumerbehavior.

This gives ample opportunitiesfor the start-ups to step-up and start their own business in the food industry.We in SolutionBuggy provide complete hand holding to our start-up and MSMEclients across the globe right from ideation stage till plant setup through ourvarious domain experts.

 

Author

Sanjeevani Chine

Project Manager

Solutionbuggy