How Facial Recognition Software Can Benefit the Food Processing Industry

FDABlue Line Technology market research sees an opportunity for facial recognition technology in the food processing and food transportation industry based upon recent actions taken by the Food and Drug Administration. In a press release issued on its website, the FDA states that, “The Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) in May 2016 issued the final rule on Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food against Intentional Adulteration with requirements for covered facilities to prepare and implement food defense plans.”

Blue Line Technology has carefully reviewed the Food Defense Plan Builder, and recognized the following sections to be most improved through facial recognition software: Broad Mitigation Strategies, Defense Action Plan, Vulnerability Assessment and ALERT guidelines. According to the FDA’s website, the ALERT procedure “identifies five key points that industry and businesses can use to decrease the possibility of intentional contamination at their facility. Additionally, Alert provides basic guidance for regulators,” and can be viewed below:

A – How do you ASSURE that the supplies and ingredients you use are from safe and secure sources?
L – How do you LOOK after the security of the products and ingredients in your facility?
E – What do you know about your EMPLOYEES and people coming in and out of your facility?
R – Could you provide REPORTS about the security of your products while under your control?
T – What do you do and who do you notify if you have a THREAT or issue at your facility, including suspicious behavior

Blue Line Technology’s First Line real time facial intelligent recognition, identification, and verification alert – enabled technology was developed to assist an organizations ability to address the questions posed in the ALERT Guidelines, especially as they relate to prevention, response, and recovery.  Blue Line can help you look and identify; answer who, where and when; generate security reports; and provide your security team with real time threat alert notifications.

“Blue Line Technology Food Defense research has identified over 70 locations within a plant facility where First Line’s (cameras) can improve an organization’s security posture and ability to identify, respond, report, and comply with FDA guidelines. First Line’s real time facial recognition speed, accuracy, alarm generation, and notification capabilities are an excellent enhancement to an organization’s existing security protocol and infrastructure. Real time alerts will provide security and management personnel immediate notifications of unauthorized access, identify potential Food Safety threats, generate approved security protocol action response information, and send real time photos to your response team.” said Don Deason, Vice President of Sales. The sophistication of the solution can also assist with compliance reporting. The First Line Real Time Intelligent Facial Recognition database generates reports detailing the critical information required to maintain a secure environment.

Please contact us for more information regarding our solution at or contact Don Deason, Vice President, Sales at (636) 496-7100.

About Blue Line Technology

Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, Blue Line Technology was launched by retired law enforcement officers to be an industry leader in both threat detection and access control.  Their landmark product, First Line Facial Recognition, uses state-of-the-art technology to monitor, detect and alert users when a threat or unknown subject’s face is captured by the system.