Food companies are no stranger to regulatory oversight. However, newer requirements such as the food safety modernization act, or FSMA, present a special challenge. Based on seven foundational rules aimed at transforming the nation’s food safety system from one that was traditionally reactive, FSMA requires that producers have significantly more control of their operations.
For many years, compliance and process optimization were disjointed and laborious processes. Now, getting into compliance with stricter regulations while maximizing efficiency can be surprisingly easy for plant managers when armed with the proper insight into their operations. The key is being able to harness massive amounts of data.