Novolyze CEO, Karim-Franck Khinouche, interviewed by CEOCFO Magazine
Leading Food & Beverage Companies Worldwide Select Novolyze to Achieve Smart Food Safety, Enhanced Quality and Digitization
Karim-Franck Khinouche, CEO, Novolyze
Interview conducted by: Lynn Fosse, Senior Editor, CEOCFO Magazine
Published – May 29, 2023
CEOCFO: Mr. Khinouche, what is the idea behind Novolyze?
Khinouche: Put simply and concisely, the idea behind Novolyze is Smart Food Safety and Quality. Novolyze offers application-driven, tech-enabled solutions to activate a groundbreaking, holistic approach to food safety and quality. We leverage the power of IoT and cloud-computing to unify food safety and quality data, transform them into actionable insights, and enable real-time decision-making. We empower the food industry to produce and deliver safe, quality food to consumers while building a healthier, more sustainable world in a very different manner than the industry has been doing it for the last 50 years.
CEOCFO: Would you give us a couple of examples of what has been traditional, and what you are able to do today?
Khinouche: Most of the food safety preventative measures were based on taking food samples and analyzing the samples to find potential pathogens such as Salmonella and Listeria. With all the cloud technology today, and all the IOT that is available, we can evaluate without testing the product, or the risk that the product contains the pathogen and prevent that risk from happening before the product goes to the consumer.
CEOCFO: How do you do that? What is physically happening?
Khinouche: We offer a variety of software and IoT devices that are connected to our customer’s food equipment. For example, one of our process control tools can be connected to the machinery in the food processing plant. The tool is continually gathering data from the machine – time, temperature, pressure, and speed – then sending the data securely out to our servers on the cloud for processing. It analyzes the data, and since we know at what temperature particular bacteria die and in what way, we are able to simulate, to mimic, what is happening in terms of how much this pathogen and bacteria is killed, and how safe the food is. What is critically important to our customer’s food safety is that we can do that in real time.
We go back, in real time, to the manufacturer, to the operator on the line, and tell him whenever his product has reached the target safety, or if it needs to be processed a little bit more. The benefit there is that, instead of over processing, or taking the risk to under process and to still have some risk and some pathogen and some bacteria, we can convey precisely the right amount of processing. We can tell the operator exactly when he reaches the right food safety, so that the food is both safe and the equipment is also very efficiently used and saving a lot of waste and a lot of energy.
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About Novolyze: Novolyze empowers food and beverage companies to enhance food safety and quality performance and compliance in a rapidly changing environment. We offer application-driven, tech-enabled solutions to activate a groundbreaking, holistic approach to food safety and quality. We leverage the power of IoT and cloud computing to unify food safety and quality data, transform them into actionable insights, and enable real-time decision-making. For more information about Novolyze, please visit novolyze.com.