Sealed Air announced today that its Vision Enabled Training™ (VET) solution is the recipient of a National Restaurant Association 2012 Kitchen Innovations™ (KI) Award. VET is a new service featuring innovative video technology that enables foodservice operators and restaurant owners to know that proper hygiene practices of employees are taking place at all times and can also monitor temperature of equipment in real-time. The KI Award recognizes cutting-edge kitchen solutions in the foodservice market. “The KI Award reaffirms our global leadership in food safety and security, adding to our existing Diversey ® and Cryovac ® brand food and beverage solutions,” said Keith Johnson, Sealed Air’s Global Director of Services, Sales and Marketing. “VET is another example of how we deliver a broad range of expertise in food science and microbiology to create solutions that protect and enhance the food and beverage supply chain and ensure food and beverages are processed, sold and prepared in a safe and efficient environment.” Vision Enabled Training can be used to identify and record a number of events to ensure proper hygiene is practiced, including employees use of gloves or hats and data about whom, when, how long, and if soap was used during hand washing events. In a case of non-compliance, users will receive immediate notification via text message to their personal cell phone. Events are automatically analyzed, sorted, recorded and stored on a private website in real time and transmitted to supervisors’ smart phone and online where information can be used for training. Sealed Air’s VET uses cameras and software algorithms to capture and report on programmed anomalies. The equipment consists of a small, ceiling mounted web camera, RFID sensors and readers, and a computer. Customers can customize their applications via smart phone or use a secure website for real time for training and monitoring.
Future applications for Vision Enabled Technology include cash management and service module speeds. For more information, www.visionenabledtraining.comBusiness Sealed Air is the new global leader in food safety and security, facility hygiene and product protection. With widely recognized and inventive brands such as Bubble Wrap ® brand cushioning, Cryovac ® brand food packaging solutions and Diversey ® brand cleaning and hygiene solutions, Sealed Air offers efficient and sustainable solutions that create business value for customers, enhance the quality of life for consumers and provide a cleaner and healthier environment for future generations. On a pro forma basis, Sealed Air generated revenue of $8.1 billion in 2011, and has approximately 26,300 employees who serve customers in 175 countries. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.