Newsletter – Spring 2016
Spring is here!
2016 is shaping up to be an interesting year for North American food processors. In Canada, we are recognizing the implemetation of the Safe food for Canadians Act, while our friends in the US must now acklowledge the Food Safety Modernation Act. Both Acts bring with them changes including tighter rules around HACCP / preventative controls, inspections, more information for both regulators / consumers alike, and most disruptively – the FSMA will enable the FDA to issue mandatory recalls. This was almost always a voluntary act until now. With FSMA also comes the requirements for possessing a current “Recall Plan”.
In addition, the FDA just released its first major change to its nutritional labels in over twenty years. There are a lot of changes in this newest update. Calorie counts are bigger and easier to read. A line has been added to let eaters know how sugar levels of the product stack up against daily values. Daily values for things like fiber and sodium, which were set in the mid-1990s, have been adjusted for current recommendations. Vitamins A and C (which have almost no recorded deficiencies among Americans today) were removed, and Vitamin D and potassium (for which deficiencies are rising) were added
Author of Food Traceability for Dummies and passionate Carlisle Technology employee
Triumph Foods – Leading with Innovative Processes and Data Collection Technology from Carlisle Technology and Zebra Technologies
Triumph Foods is a progressive, high-volume, US-based pork processor. They have positioned themselves as a leader in their market by implementing innovative business processes and leveraging technology from Carlisle Technology and Zebra Technologies to:
- Streamline data collection
- Gain real-time insights into orders / production data
- Centrally manage inventory
- and provide complete traceability
Carlisle Technology selected as “grading vendor” of choice
Scanning just got a lot more convenient and affordable!
Quick and accurate barcode scans from virtually any distance!
Carlisle Technology and Honeywell Invite you to experience a new level of inventory management efficiency powered by the revolutionary EX25 near / far scan engine found in select Honeywell scanners and mobile computers – enabling you to:
- Dramatically reduce your inventory and cycle count times
- Quickly scan 1D and 2D barcodes up to 50ft away
- Accurately read poorly printed or damaged barcodes from any orientation
- Gain real-time access to your inventory – when used in conjunction with Carlisle’s Symohony
NEW-Carlisle Protector Industrial Touchscreen Computers!
Carlisle’s, rugged, wash-down stainless steel enclosures protect small footprint PC’s such as the Tiny by Lenovo® from dust, moisture and sanitation processes. The bright high-resolution 17″ or 22″ display and quick disconnect serial and USB I/O options. Protect your hand held scanners with the optional scanner bay, or add a wash-down keyboard and mouse.
Typical uses include: extending your manufacturing or warehouse management applications to the plant such as ERP, MES, WMS, legacy AS400 programs and Carlisle’s Symphony.
Carlisle in the NEWS-I’ve Purchased And Implemented An Electronic Traceability System: Now What?
If you are new to tracebility systems like Carlisle’s Symphony, or are looking to increase your return on investment from your existing system, check out this article in FoodOnline written by Wayne Slater – author of Food Traceability for Dummies and employee of Carlisle Technology.
Learn how to:
- Protect / future-proof your business
- Improve your inventory management
- Expand your supply-chain
- Control your costs, while improving margins and profits
- Differentiate the brand of your company and products
Earlier this year, Carlisle contributed to a terrific article on Traceability covered by Food Logistics Magazine.
Overview: The food industry is now a globalized market, advancing in production capabilities, enhanced disease detection systems, SKU proliferation, Internet-enabled reporting and the omnichannel have all shaken what was once a fairly simple supply chain. These forces have expanded the supply chain and created new challenges to supply chain visibility. Growers, processors, packers, distributors, retailers and transporters are all in need of better traceability tools.
Come Visit us at OIMP’s – The Meeting Place 2016
October 21-23, 2016
Location: Deerhurst Resort, 1235 Deerhurst Drive, Huntsville
Traceability for Dummies Book – It’s Available Here and YES, it’s still FREE!
Food Traceability For Dummies, is a must read for food producers and processors considering a computerized plant floor productivity and traceability solution. It describes what food traceability is, how it works, and how you can add traceability to your internal plant processes. This book also helps you understand how to choose a food traceability solution that best meets your organization’s unique needs. In almost every case, a traceability system will provide a rapid return on investment and a positive impact on your bottom line.
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