GE Intelligent Platforms Shines Light on Food Safety at PACK EXPO

GE Intelligent Platforms will sponsor of the Food Safety Summit Resource Center (FSSRC) at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 (September 23–25, Las Vegas Convention Center). In conjunction with this sponsorship, GE Intelligent Platforms will deliver six presentations highlighting the roles of technology and software in food safety and manufacturing.

“We’re excited to be part of PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013,” says Katie Moore, global industry manager for Food and Beverage, GE Intelligent Platforms. “The attendees at PACK EXPO are leaders making a difference in the food and beverage marketplace.”

GE Intelligent Platforms will deliver six presentations in all, at Innovation Stage and the FSSRC.


1:00–1:30 pm

The New Age of the Industrial Internet (Innovation Stage)

Speaker: Barry Lynch

While technology has connected people and businesses globally for decades, this is just the start. Today, businesses can leverage the power of connectivity with the Industrial Internet – an open global network that connects people, data and machines. Get ready to drive new levels of business performance


2:45–3:25 pm

Track and Trace: Improve Food Safety by Leveraging Raw Material Intelligence (FSSRC)

Speaker: Katie Moore

Manufacturers that use traceability information to improve food safety can virtually prevent recalls instead trying to minimize the impact after a recall occurs. With advanced software, you can trace a product throughout every step of the manufacturing process so you know the origin and destination of all incoming materials and outgoing finished goods—improving food safety by leveraging raw material intelligence



12:30-1:00 pm

Ensuring Operators Consistently Comply to HACCP Requirements Using Digital Work Processes (FSSRC)

Speaker: Katie Moore

Help your operators consistently adhere to recipes and comply with Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) with standardized operating procedures (SOPs). The latest workflow software digitizes your work processes to electronically guide operators with step-by-step instructions for greater consistency and reliability. It helps automate and manage HACCP monitoring, integrating production work processes with real-time HACCP testing and enabling faster response to compliance issues.


2:00–2:30 pm

Leveraging Industrial Big Data (Innovation Stage)

Speaker: Barry Lynch

Information is at the heart of competition and growth, and companies that can leverage the vast amounts of data being generated from their operations will come out ahead. Discover how GE’s Hadoop-based software platform for high-volume machine data management enables you to leverage your industrial big data for optimized performance




Ensuring Food Safety by Safeguarding Processes and Quality within Your Supply Chain (FSSRC)

Speaker: Jeff Bartoletti

Optimize product quality and minimize food-borne hazards across production and the supply chain. By establishing a holistic, integrated strategy with the right set of software capabilities, you can leverage the critical insight, consistency, and transparency needed to identify and address potential food safety issues while products are still within the factory walls.

11:00–11:30 am

Improving Food Safety (Innovation Stage)

Speaker: Katie Moore

The imperative for food and beverage manufacturers to improve food safety has never been greater. GE’s proven food safety solution offers a holistic approach that delivers mobile real-time operational data and insights to improve your efficiency, quality and productivity. Find out how you can set the course to “Do No Harm,” protecting your consumers and your brand.

“Whether you’re putting bottles in cartons or producing chocolate bars, machine connectivity is critical. You must be able to capture and transfer information between people, systems and sites — and to do it efficiently,” says Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO, PMMI. “GE Intelligent Platforms will provide the insight and understanding PACK EXPO attendees need to keep their machinery communications running smoothly for consistent quality and efficiency.”