News Feature | February 21, 2014

Food Safety Software Is A No-Brainer For Simplifying Compliance & Traceability

Source: Food Online

By Laurel Maloy, contributing writer, Food Online

Food Safety Software Compliance & Traceability

Need software? Food traceability and government regulation is a hot topic. Confusion will be abated and compliance made easy with the right software for your business

As greater public awareness and government regulation brings the subject of food safety to the forefront, there is a need for improved management and transparency. Everyone involved in getting our nation’s food from the farm to the fork is responsible for ensuring that safety. The goal should be to process food as safely as possible and to do it economically. We cannot afford, as a nation, to lose even the smallest of our food sources due to the necessity for enhanced operations and more stringent food safety requirements. However, we also cannot afford to allow those not in compliance to continue to operate at substandard levels, endangering our citizens, while making a huge profit.

Software choices available today are capable of providing an economically feasible system for every single food producer, large or small. Companies developing the software to enhance food safety recognize the need to remain current with present day and up and coming regulations. Software can accomplish easily what many food suppliers are finding almost impossible.    

Food producers have options. For example, producers and manufacturers can look to Capterra — a database of business software solutions for the most recent food safety and traceability software developments. In a report published recently, Capterra provided a list of more than 30 of the Top Food Traceability Software Products. This one report provides links to each of the companies and reviews where available. Each company has provided a short bio on their food safety/traceability software with a link to learn more.

The companies on this list will be compliant and knowledgeable on food safety systems and organizations. Their expertise will include Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HAACP), the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Safe Quality Food Institute (SQF).

For small operations these resources are invaluable, the software helping to keep their expenses down while functioning at a higher level. For larger companies, this software will streamline the traceability process of every one of their product lines. When necessary, a contaminated food product can be traced directly back to the raw material. With a few clicks of a mouse, each handler from the farm to the consumer’s table will be readily identifiable.

The newest software solutions will include continual updates as regulations change. There will be ‘click’ access to information and to someone whose job it is to know everything there is to know about food safety and traceability. Food safety software will make a complicated and cumbersome process remarkably uncomplicated. Everyone, from the farmer to the consumer, will be a winner.

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