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Features: SPECIAL FEATURE: Recipe for Modernized Food Safety System - What’s the Missing Key Ingredient?
With the birth of the FSMA, the FDA has been armed with the necessary sanction to streamline the food safety system in the U.S. It has since issued seven proposed rules to farmers, manufacturers, and importers aimed at ensuring that our food is safe for consumption and that the issues of maintaining a global marketplace will be reduced, or at least well-managed.
The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s mobile field inspection operation began facing challenges several years ago as its field equipment reached end of service life. The handheld devices inspectors operated to conduct food safety inspections were being discontinued, and the inkjet printers they used for printing out onsite inspection results were not compatible with newer electronic devices.
Before you begin evaluating vendors and solutions, you need to decide what’s most important for your business, and build a requirements list. You’ll find that almost all generic ERP applications have modules or applications to handle the non-manufacturing areas of your business. However, these systems usually lack certain key functionality required to handle manufacturing processes, especially those of food and beverage makers.
Food and beverage manufacturers are in need of a business solution that can manage the front and back office from end-to-end, as well as provide detailed visibility into materials and finished goods in order to meet their requirements. As such, according to the 2013 ERP Benchmark Survey, 94% of leading food and beverage manufacturers have implemented ERP. This report, based on two Aberdeen surveys, uncovers the pressures that food and beverage manufacturers face as well as the ways in which they are...
Features: IT Building Blocks
How constructing the right IT system can strengthen safety and crisis management
Features: Top Five Software Capabilities in Safety
Incorporate critical software abilities that leverage real-time, actionable knowledge and provide analytics for better control and consistency during production
Departments: IT Solutions for Food Safety Management
IT can help manage the mound of information it takes to remain compliant with new food safety legislation.
Departments: Data Explosion Threatens Food Safety
Experienced auditors with cutting-edge technology can protect your business
ERP software vital to keep track of lot-specific data across entire supply chains
Features: The zNose Knows Ripeness
An electronic nose may hold the secrets to melon ripeness and could provide the answer much more quickly than the previous scientific method—gas chromatography—which takes up to an hour to analyze a single sample.