Consus AI Label verification Solution

The Consus Label Verification Solution is a highly innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI) based label verification and quality control (QC) solution for the fresh produce pack-house, designed to significantly reduce packhouse QC labour costs and boost operative productivity, whilst reducing Product Withdrawal Fines and associated costs due to labelling errors.

The issue – Label Blindness

A fresh produce packhouse QC operative completes an average of 200 label checks per day*, using pen and paper data collection methods, at approximately 2 minutes per label check. With Consus Label Verification Solution this can be reduced to just 4 seconds** per label check.

Repetition and human fatigue introduce a high risk of “label blindness”, causing costly label errors to be missed and miss-labelled product reaching the supermarket shelves.  

How Consus Label Verification Works

The Consus Label Verification Solution uses Microsoft Azure cloud-based Artificial Intelligence to process each label photograph and returns an immediate pass or fail result.  AI never experiences fatigue or loss of productivity, performing every check with the same speed and accuracy, whilst saving time and money. 

A failure result will automatically halt production and issue automated alerts to relevant production staff with details of the failure. 

Similarly, a pass result can automatically trigger any “positive release” processes and progression to dispatch.

The solution can check any labelling information against a centrally stored repository of client and product specific labelling requirements, including:

  • Country of origin
  • Picked from location
  • Product description
  • Best before date
  • Display until date
  • Product class
  • Destination customer
  • Special offers
  • Allergen advice
  • Barcode

Deployment Options

Consus Label Verification solution can operate as a standalone tool, or be seamlessly used with existing Consus Packhouse solutions, or fully integrated*** via an API into existing production management or ERP solutions.

Training & Rollout

In addition, the solution requires minimal installation and training and utilises off the shelf hardware, allowing for cost effective, rapid rollout and support.

Solution Requirements

  • Windows 7/10
  • Webcam 1080p+
  • Internet connection
  • We recommend mounting the webcam pointing down at a flat surface to improve the label scan image quality

Contact us to discuss your requirements further or arrange a demonstration.

*Based on talking with multiple label print room operatives and QC’s
**Based on internet speed and size of image being sent
***API available for integration into production systems