3 Document Management Challenges Food Software Companies Can Solve

Posted on May 16, 2018 10:24:00 AM

Document management continues to be a challenge for food and beverage companies, but luckily, it’s one that food software companies can help solve. Through the use of features like supplier portals, mobile forms, and automated cloud-based recordkeeping, food software allows companies to streamline document control for greater efficiency and visibility.

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Romaine Lettuce: Not all Food Safety Risks are Equal

Posted on May 16, 2018 10:08:45 AM

Blog post courtesy of Dan Bernkopf, VP Food Safety & Quality Assurance Applications.

It’s all over today’s news and it’s devastating for the consuming public and leafy green producers alike. What is normally considered an ultra-healthy food—Romaine lettuceis now the focus of a protracted and major E.coli 0157:H7 food safety event that has resulted in multiple reported deaths and nearly 200 confirmed illnesses and counting.

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Topics: Safety

How Technology Can Support Your SQF Program

Posted on May 15, 2018 7:07:00 AM

Safe Quality Food (SQF) programs are GFSI-recognized schemes designed to help companies promote food safety. As the most common GFSI scheme in North America, SQF also features an optional quality element. While managing the robust requirements of SQF presents challenges for food and beverage companies, technology can be leveraged to make compliance simpler and faster in the following ways.

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Topics: GFSI

How Does the FSMA Foreign Supplier Rule Affect Your Company?

Posted on May 14, 2018 1:19:00 PM

The FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is a comprehensive overhaul of food safety regulation, with the aim of preventing food safety risks in the U.S. Part of the reform – specifically, the FSMA Foreign Supplier Rule – pertains to the safety of imported food. While compliance dates began in May of 2017, some food and beverage companies are still in the process of determining just how significant an impact FSMA will have on their facilities over a long-term basis. Read on to find out how the rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) affects you.

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Topics: Compliance

GFSI Compliance: 4 Advantages of Becoming & Staying Certified

Posted on May 11, 2018 7:45:00 AM

Becoming certified in a GFSI benchmarked scheme has a number of advantages for food and beverage companies, but it comes with a cost. Achieving certification and maintaining GFSI compliance requires facilities to manage robust program requirements and stay audit-ready on demand. Thus, companies begin to wonder: do the advantages of certification outweigh the challenges of ongoing compliance?

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Topics: Analytics, GFSI, Safety

3 Pillars of Supplier Quality Management Software

Posted on May 10, 2018 2:38:00 PM

The complexities surrounding supplier management are difficult for food and beverage companies to oversee using traditional manual processes. Relying on binders and spreadsheets to maintain these critical aspects of business invites opportunities for oversights and errors – not to mention the fact that it’s time- and labor-intensive. Deploying supplier quality management software helps companies streamline the processes surrounding vendor management and compliance, helping to ensure quality outcomes are met.

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Topics: Quality

How Safety Audit Software Helps Companies Stay Ready All the Time

Posted on May 9, 2018 2:27:00 PM

Food and beverage facilities undergo multiple audits each year, with many facing regulatory, GFSI, and customer inspections. Some facilities have full-time employees responsible for managing audits, but many still lack the resources needed to stay prepared for both scheduled and unannounced visits. Safety audit software for food and beverage manufacturers transforms the process by implementing technology to ensure round-the-clock readiness. It can be used for both internal and external facility auditing, promoting program compliance across the entire supply chain. Here, we take a look at how it works.

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Topics: Analytics, Automation, Supply Chain, Safety

Food Management Software & FSMA: Why They’re a Perfect Match

Posted on May 8, 2018 1:08:00 PM

As the most sweeping reform of food safety law in over seven decades, the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has forced companies under its rule to rethink some of their food safety management practices. Although FSMA went into effect in 2015, some companies still have yet to optimize their enforcement of the act and become fully prepared for inspections. This is precisely where food management software can help.

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Topics: Compliance

3 Ways to Leverage Food and Beverage Technology in Your Company

Posted on May 7, 2018 5:42:00 AM

Most companies implement food and beverage technology for better visibility into their operations and to help manage robust program requirements. While these are certainly some of the most noteworthy benefits that can be realized by adopting food and beverage software, there are also some less obvious advantages companies can experience. Let’s take a look at a few of the less expected – yet still important – ways you can leverage technology in your company.

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Topics: Analytics, Profitability

Is a Food Safety App Right for Your Company?

Posted on May 4, 2018 10:27:00 AM

In industries where paper-intensive processes make it difficult to manage quality and safety outcomes, technology can be transformative for companies. This is especially true for food and beverage, where maintaining ongoing visibility into operations is the only way to ensure food safety goals are being met.

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Topics: Analytics, Compliance, Automation

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